5 Dallas Cowboys players who will be gone after 2023 season

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2. Stephon Gilmore, CB

Trevon Diggs has become one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL — even if those non-Cowboys fans that spend their lives following the Cowboys keep showing clips from his rookie season in an attempt to discredit him. Dallas had hoped they would have another young stud across from him in Kelvin Joseph, who they selected in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

After two seasons, it doesn't seem as though Joseph is up to the task. The Kentucky product was a liability in coverage when he had to fill in for Anthony Brown. It was tough to watch him give up multiple touchdowns in the meltdown loss to the Jaguars but, it led to one of the more impressive moves of the offseason.

Dallas let Brown leave in free agency and replaced him with Stephon Gilmore, who is one of the best cornerbacks in the league. Gilmore will solidify the secondary and could be a great mentor for young players such as Joseph and DaRon Bland but he's not a long-term solution.

While he was the ninth-best cornerback in the league according to PFF last year, Gilmore will turn 33 this season. With that being the case, he's most likely a one-year rental as they try one more year of development with Joseph before looking for a younger replacement.