3. Stephon Gilmore, CB
I sort of got the impression that the Stephon Gilmore acquisition was a one-year investment when the Dallas Cowboys made the trade to acquire him, and I think the play of DaRon Bland this season has sort of solidified that.
Although Gilmore has played some good football for the Dallas Cowboys, and is undoubtedly doing his part to contribute to a great defense, he's going to be 34 at the start of next season and Dallas will be getting Trevon Diggs back at the position from injury.
While you'd love to keep as much of the band together as possible, Gilmore is likely going to be able to parlay the season he has had with the Cowboys into a solid one-year deal worth $10 million or more on another team, and the Cowboys can't really justify paying that with all of the other players they have on expiring contracts and all of the other players in need of their slice of the salary cap pie.
Gilmore has a pair of interceptions, 10 passes defensed, and he's allowed a passer rating into his coverage of just 71.9. That would be the lowest mark since he won Defensive MVP back in 2019 with the New England Patriots. Again, Gilmore is playing well, but probably too well for the Cowboys to be able to keep him around at his age beyond this season, and with both Bland and Diggs under contract.