3 Dallas Cowboys starters who could soon be surprise cuts

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The 2022 season is nearly over which means the Dallas Cowboys are just weeks away from making some very big alternations to their roster.

Some of those will involve letting players leave via free agency. Others methods will take on a more proactive approach which involves cutting veteran players who are under contract.

Today we look at three veteran starters who could be cut from the roster this winter in order to usher in a new era for the Dallas Cowboys.

Not all players are cuttable. Some contracts have too much guaranteed money owed to make such thing impossible (think Russell Wilson in Denver). But other players are on the tail ends of their respective deals and are therefore not locked in to the full length of the deal. Those are the players we look at today.

Tyron Smith, OT

Tyron Smith is destined for the Hall of Fame. The Cowboys first pick in the 2011 Draft has been a mainstay on the offensive line over the years and one of the past decade’s best players, regardless of position.

But injuries have sapped Smith of his normally elite play as of late, and at age 32, Tyron Smith, will likely never be the player he once was. Signed through the 2023 season, Tyron’s cap number of $17.605M may be too much for the Cowboys to digest. Especially since they feel they already have his replacement on the roster.

The presence of rookie first round pick, Tyler Smith at LT has pushed Tyron to the RT. And with RFA Terence Steele expected to come back in 2023, the Dallas Cowboys could bid farewell to one of the best players the franchise has ever known.