5 Dallas Cowboys players who will be gone after 2023 season

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Over the past decade, the Dallas Cowboys suddenly became a very capable franchise when it comes to selecting players in the NFL Draft. This is how they've continued to remain fairly competitive — even if they're not figuring it out in the playoffs.

This has led to them being able to make some shrewd moves, including moving on from high-priced veterans in favor of younger, more affordable talent. We witnessed this with the release of Ezekiel Elliott this offseason.

With that being the case, here are five players who are likely to be done with the Cowboys following the 2023 season.

5. Tyron Smith, LT

It seemed for a while that Tyron Smith might have been done in Big D following the 2022 season. Smith, who was the No. 9 overall pick in 2011 out of USC, has been one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL — when healthy.

The problem is, he's hardly been healthy as of late. Smith, who has missed at least three games in every campaign since 2016 really started to struggle to stay on the field over the past three years. During that span, he's played the equivalent of one year as he's suited up for 17 games — while missing 33.

Dallas added Tyler Smith in the 2022 NFL Draft and it seemed as though he would keep the job after performing very well in relief duty. However, the elder Smith reworked his contract and will come back for at least one more year. And in all honesty, it will probably be his final run in Dallas. The question then will be whether or not he can suit up elsewhere.