3 intriguing roster cuts the Dallas Cowboys should pursue on waivers

Should the Dallas Cowboys be active on the 2023 waiver wire after roster cuts? We look at some intriguing options to consider...
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2. Hakeem Adeniji, OT/OG

Offensive line depth is scarce around the NFL, and the Dallas Cowboys need to make sure they have 8-10 guys they feel really confident in going forward. The Cincinnati Bengals cut former fourth-round pick Hakeem Adeniji who played his college ball at Kansas, and ended up getting some opportunities to start for them.

It obviously hasn't worked out for the OL-needy Bengals, but perhaps a change of scenery could work out well for Adeniji with a team like Dallas. He's got 15 starts under his belt at this point, he's still only 25 years old, and offensive line help/depth is hard to come by.

If he makes it far enough down the waiver wire, Adeniji is an intriguing athlete on the OL who brings positional versatility and upside. Any time you are looking to make moves like this and take a chance on upside, you have to go back to your original scouting reports on guys. Here's what NFL.com Draft expert Lance Zierlein had to say regarding Adeniji coming out in 2020:

"Durable four-year starter at tackle who might be asked to prove himself as an interior blocker on the next level. Adeniji understands and displays technique, but it tends to get sloppy when his footwork gets him behind in the rep. He was an imperfect fit in Kansas' move-oriented running game, but could compete for a roster spot in a man blocking scheme where he should be able to play with better control, consistency and push at the point of attack. His experience at tackle boosts his pass pro credentials if he's moved inside."

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As is the case with most teams, the Dallas Cowboys could be looking for interior line depth and Adeniji's positional flexibility could make him an attractive option.