Last game for these Dallas Cowboys
Jourdan Lewis, CB
Since being drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Jourdan Lewis has been a fan favorite in Cowboys Nation. The diminutive corner from Michigan has shown tenacity and ball skills throughout his Dallas Cowboys career.
Yet, he’s struggled to crack the top-4 CB rotation at every point of his Cowboys career and despite a few highlight games, he’s been widely inconsistent as a player. Lewis is champing at the bit to get regular snaps, and at this point, he’d probably rather start fresh and try to earn a starting post somewhere than re-sign for a dime role CB or emergency safety role like Dallas has been using him.
Aldon Smith, EDGE
After nearly half-a-decade away from the game, Aldon Smith burst onto the scene with the Dallas Cowboys in 2020. In his first three games this season he collected four sacks, 12 solo tackles, three tackles for loss, and six QB hits. Cowboys fans fell head over heels for him and have been clamoring to re-sign him ever since.
Jerry and Stephen expressed their interest in re-signing him but Aldon hasn’t seemed overly eager to re-sign himself and likely wants to maximize his earning potential – which means going to the highest bidder this offseason. Complicating matters is how much he’s cooled off since week 3 this year (see also my tweet below).
Aldon’s a candidate for comeback player of the year and one of the best redemption stories we’ve seen in quite some time. But his production has cratered since his fast start and at age 31, he’s a risky player to re-sign long-term.