With the Post-June 1 cuts upcoming, there could be some possible changes coming to the Dallas Cowboys roster, or maybe not.
One of the big dates for the NFL is June 1st, it is when teams can cut players to minimize the effect on the salary cap, this season the Dallas Cowboys could use it both for cap relief and possible additions. This is no guarantee that there will be changes, but it is a date to watch for. After OTAs, the picture of the roster gets a little clearer on what the team needs.
The biggest possible loss for the Cowboys would be Tyrone Crawford. Currently, he is sitting at about $10.1 million in cap hit. However, with the Cowboys signing Christian Covington and Robert Quinn and the drafting of Trysten Hill to add to the defensive line, Crawford could be seen as a cost saving measure. It would only cost the Cowboys about $4.2 million in dead money for 2020. It would save the team about $5.9 million in cap space, thus adding a little over $1million.
Depending on how the Cowboys view the current salary negotiations and potential holes in their roster, cutting Crawford and signing another cut could fill holes, save money, and help push the team forward. I like Crawford, but this is a business and the Cowboys do still have a few small needs.
If the Cowboys feel they need more depth at safety, Johnathan Cyprien is still a free agent, or maybe another team will do a cut on June 1 as well. Maybe the Cowboys look for more depth at linebacker, defensive tackle, or corner. There could still be more moves, but these are purely hypothetical based on the upcoming deadline.
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The Cowboys could decide to sit tight and not make any moves, but some cuts should happen as they are currently negotiating with several big time contracts and have more on the horizon. Crawford is only one possible name. Allen Hurns could be another cut that would save decent money for the team. There are always small moves on a roster, but between Hurns and Crawford, the Cowboys would save another $5million cutting Hurns.
If the Cowboys are smart about it they could save themselves quite a bit of money. Using that money to pad the books for Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, and so on, for contracts can help the team long-term and give flexibility to sign help this year if they need it. I wouldn’t be surprised if moves are made, and even possible surprising ones.
So in a few days teams all over the NFL will have some decisions to make about their rosters. While many people focus on initial free agency, Post-June 1 cuts have recently tended to be key additions to teams. The Cowboys are looking to make a run at the Super Bowl, and this could be one of the final roster changes to help push them toward their goal.
- Published on 05/28/2019 at 12:00 PM
- Last updated at 05/28/2019 at 06:05 AM