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

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Dallas Cowboys who have to go: Anthony Brown

To all the Dallas Cowboys yelling out “it’s about time!” hold on. I’m not on your side. To all the Dallas Cowboys fans yelling “Anthony Brown gets no respect” stay with me. I can explain.

Anthony Brown has been one of the most cost-effective players the Dallas Cowboys have had in recent years. Signed as an inside cornerback but played as an outside cornerback, the Dallas Cowboys essentially hacked the market by playing an inexpensive veteran at an expensive spot.

Everyone owes Brown a debt of gratitude for what he’s done for the Cowboys. He’s filled in when needed and played well in the process. Is he Pro Bowl level? No, but he’s a top-30 cornerback and that’s pretty darn good.

2022 was terrible for Brown. He was having his worst season as a pro (he seemed to be playing injured all year) and then he tore his Achilles late in the year, putting his 2023 season in jeopardy. At this point, the Cowboys have to take a step forward and make an honest effort to upgrade the CB2 spot.

DaRon Bland looks best inside and Israel Mukuamu is best as a CB4/SAF4 hybrid. Dallas has to invest more in the CB position especially with Trevon Diggs approaching free agency.

The Dallas Cowboys must make some tough decisions this winter and start building for tomorrow.