Dallas Cowboys: 12 free agent starters who may leave Dallas

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 22: Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys is unable to catch a pass during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles in the game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys have 12 starters who are unrestricted free agents this winter, meaning this roster could soon be vastly different in 2020.

The Dallas Cowboys are at a crossroads in their organization. Not only is the coaching staff expected to be replaced, but there are 12 starters (offense, defense, and special teams) who are unrestricted free agents and who’s futures are undetermined. It’s entirely possible half of this roster will change between this afternoon and Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.

Today we’ll take a quick look at who stands to leave this offseason and what it means for the Dallas Cowboys going forward…

The Headliners

Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper are the main free agent headliners of this 2020 free agent class. The Dallas Cowboys have been in loose negotiations with them for nearly a year and appear no closer today than when they started.

What we know is both players are demanding top-of-the-market compensation and if they Dallas Cowboys don’t offer it, and handful of other teams gladly will. Some fans have soured on the two players after seeing their games slip the last few weeks of this season, but the reality is these are two players at the top of their profession and if Dallas walks away from either, the franchise is sure to take a considerable step back.

Chances of leaving: Low

With the CBA nearing an end, teams are allowed to use both the transition tag and franchise tag at once. If a long-term compromise isn’t struck, Dallas can theoretically slap both with a tag and make them play in 2020 without any major commitment.

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