3 Cowboys Draft Busts Who Could Be Cut This Offseason

These former Dallas Cowboys draft picks might not make the roster this year.
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As much criticism as the Dallas Cowboys front office deserves, they're usually really good when it comes to the draft. They have to be since they refuse to pay any outside free agents and are allowing their own to leave as well now. Their constant influx of young talent has been their saving grace, keeping them from falling apart.

That doesn't mean they're without fault. Dallas has had several misses in the draft and this year, a few of them could be on the roster bubble. Here we look at three draft busts who could be released this offseason.

3. Eric Scott, Jr., CB

Normally a sixth-round pick isn't a bust when they don't make it but the Cowboys put a lot of faith in this selection last year. They liked Eric Scott, Jr. from Southern Miss enough to trade their fifth-round selection in 2024 to add Scott with the first pick in Round 6 during the 2023 NFL Draft.

Scott was then inactive for every regular season game and didn't do much during the preseason to stand out.

Entering his second campaign, he finds himself on the roster bubble after the addition of Caelen Carson from Wake Forest in the fifth round. Carson was considered a Round 3-4 talent, so he's a bit of a steal for Dallas. He joins a group consisting of Trevon Diggs, DaRon Bland, Jourdan Lewis, Scott, and Nahson Wright. There's also C.J. Goodwin, although he's a special teams ace who can play cornerback in a pinch.

Dallas also has safety Israel Mukuamu, who can play cornerback and excelled in the slot when injuries forced him into action. That means Scott could be on the outside looking in if he's unable to show much improvement.