3 returning Cowboys players who could see less playing time in 2023

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3. Quinton Bohanna, DT

Since Dallas selected Quinton Bohanna in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the former Kentucky product hasn't made much of an impact along the defensive line.

In his first year, Bohanna had 19 tackles (one tackle for loss) and one quarterback hit in 13 games. He saw a decent amount of playing time in his first season but failed to make an impact. The 6-foot-4 lineman played 15-plus snaps in nine games in 2021.

Then last season, Bohanna didn't produce much better. The Cowboys' defensive lineman had 10 tackles (three solo) in 14 games. Dallas needed help at that position, and the second-year player didn't provide that. He played over 35% of the team snaps in six of the 14 games he played in.

Now entering his third year, Bohanna might see less playing time than in his first two seasons. With the Cowboys drafting Mazi Smith in the first round and re-signing Johnathan Hankins, the former Kentucky alum has fallen lower on the depth chart.

According to ESPN, Bohanna enters the year as the DT5 for the Cowboys. There's also a chance that the 24-year-old lineman doesn't make the 53-man roster. Either way, though, he likely won't play as much -- even if he does make the roster cut.