Dallas Cowboys: 4 veterans to kick to the curb

Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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If the Dallas Cowboys want to effectively rebuild they’ll need to boot these vets.

Things went horrifically for the Dallas Cowboys last season so fans can realistically expect significant changes to the roster. On the defense specifically, the Dallas Cowboys can’t roll out anything remotely resembling the mess we saw in 2020.

This historically poor defense simply has to go if the Cowboys want to consider themselves contenders in 2021. Replacing Mike Nolan is a start, but he’s only the tip of the iceberg. As we broke down last month – expect wholesale changes on defense this offseason.

The offense also has some veterans who need to go in order for the Dallas Cowboys to take that next critical step

Today we’re going to highlight a few veterans who absolutely must go. And none of them are named Tyron Smith.

Anthony Brown, CB

The time has come for Anthony Brown to leave. 2020 was an abysmal season for Brown. Injuries limited him to just 10 games and when he was on the field, he was frequently beaten and out of position.

Brown allowed a career worst, 67.9 completion percentage when targeted. He gave 444 yards for an average of 12.3 yards per completion against, and he allowed three touchdowns. I remind you, that was just in 10 games and 534 snaps played (second lowest snap count of his career).

Brown is under contract for two more seasons but at a cap hit of just $3 million, Dallas could release him now (otherwise he counts $5.75M against the cap in 2021). Brown has had two consecutive seasons of poor play (PFF graded him 87th out of 124 CBs) and two consecutive seasons of injury. This money would be better used elsewhere.