3 Dallas Cowboys that should stay and 3 that should go

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Dallas Cowboys Offseason

Stay: Amari Cooper

Cap Hit: $22 million

Age: 27

Argument: Amari Cooper underperformed last season. When Dallas made him a top-5 paid WR, they expected more than a 865 yard season from their star. But then again, when Amari decided to take that multi-million dollar deal, he also expected more opportunities from the Dallas Cowboys. So both sides have reason to be upset.

It’s apparent the Dallas Cowboys offense was not looking for ways to get the ball in Cooper’s hands last season. While most attacks scheme ways to get the ball to their playmakers, Dallas was busy showing the world “the Cowboy way.”

Amari disappointed us last year in his effort, attitude, and willingness to block (see also the film review below) but Amari isn’t the problem. The Dallas Cowboys need to look around at the rest of the league because good teams find ways to feed their stars.

Go: Connor Williams

Cap Hit: $13.2 (per Spotrac estimation)

Age: 24

Argument: I’ve long been “Team Connor” but even I know when enough is enough. Connor Williams, set to be a free agent at the ripe age of just 24-years-old, is set to cash in big this offseason. His departure is expected to bring a 4th or even 3rd round draft pick as compensation.

On a Cowboys offensive line that need to get more powerful, the finesse style of Williams may have reached its expiration date. Because of that, OG is the Dallas Cowboys top need in the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Dallas Cowboys need to start injecting new blood into their offensive line and that starts in the middle. Connor McGovern didn’t impress in relief so the draft is the best way to go about change. It will save money, and if a first round pick is used, improve the unit overall, so what’s not to love?