5 Dallas Cowboys starters likely playing their last game in Dallas

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With only one home game left in the regular season and the likelihood all postseason games will be played on the road, the Dallas Cowboys Christmas Eve match-up against the Eagles could be the last time a handful of starts suit up for the Star in the city of Dallas. Let’s take a minute to look at a few key Cowboys starters who may be playing their last game for the silver and blue in Dallas.

We look at five starters who very well could be playing their last games with the Dallas Cowboys this year…

As we know from years previous, the Dallas Cowboys have no reservations about letting good players go. If younger and more affordable pieces can be found, Stephen Jones will happily explore the option. And with the team currently pressed up against the salary cap, fans should once again expect significant roster churn this coming offseason.

Anthony Brown, CB

Anthony Brown, 29, is one of the longest tenured Cowboys on the roster. A member of the famed 2016 draft class that brought Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, Brown quickly established himself as key player in the secondary and one of the biggest steals of the past decade.

The former sixth round pick has manned starting roles at both an inside and boundary cornerback role in Dallas. While his last season may go down as his worst, he’s well regarded by many in Cowboys Nation and could be seen as the most significant injury loss in the 2022 season.

Set to hit free agency in March, Brown’s future is completely up in the air. After suffering a late-season Achilles tear, it’s unknown when Brown will be back in game shape. Many expect his recovery to run into the new season, making him a true wild card on the free agent market.

The Dallas Cowboys love Anthony Brown so I wouldn’t close the door on him returning. His injury and abnormally low level of play in 2022 won’t do much to help his value on the open market so there’s certainly a chance Dallas re-ups with him on another team-friendly deal.