5 Dallas Cowboys who have to go this 2023 off-season

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Dallas Cowboys who have to go: Dalton Schultz TE

Dalton Schultz is severely underrated in Cowboys Nation. Dalton Schultz is also a luxury the Dallas Cowboys can’t afford. Both can be true so allow me to elaborate…

Schultz is a top-10 player at the tight end position and big part of the Cowboys’ offense. Despite the constant criticism, he’s well rounded as well. Schultz is a TE who can flex out and run routes or lineup inline and block. He even regularly plays the X receiver spot when the Cowboys go trips on the opposite side.

While he’s no Jason Witten, he’s also no Anthony Fasano either.

But the Dallas Cowboys are always on the lookout for savings (did we mention Stephen Jones is cheap?) and cheaper options exist behind the Stanford product.

The rookies Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot have flashed potential this season. And even the 25-year-old Sean McKeon has proven competent. This year’s NFL Draft also appears to be a deep TE class. None of this bodes well for Schultz’s future in Dallas.

It’s telling the Dallas Cowboys made little effort to offer Dalton Schultz a multi-year deal last off-season and just happily slapped him with a franchise tag. They know they can’t afford to re-sign everyone and have made it very clear which of their free agents they consider high priority.