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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2. Nahshon Wright, CB

This was a Dan Quinn selection if there ever was one.

The former Dallas defensive coordinator — who is now the head coach for the Washington Commanders where all the Cowboys' free agents went — loves cornerbacks with length. He's had a lot of success with the philosophy that corners with long arms can cause headaches for wideouts. But that doesn't mean every cornerback with size will be a hit.

Take Nahshon Wright for instance. Wright was a very intriguing prospect coming out of Oregon State due to his size. Standing 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds, he had the length Quinn loved but was still very raw. Even with a lot to work on, the Cowboys used the 99th overall pick on Wright, a move that was questioned immediately by pundits and analysts.

Dallas was unbothered as they got to work trying to develop Wright. As a rookie, he appeared in 13 games and had nine tackles. He was used primarily on special teams with 255 snaps on that unit and only 91 on defense.

He played in just seven games in 2022 but made two starts and had 128 snaps on defense. He finished with 23 tackles, four pass defenses, and one interception. He was unable to build upon this though and saw the field for a mere 50 defensive snaps in 2023.

Now in 2024, he could be on the way out with his prime competition being Eric Scott, Jr. At this point, it feels as though one of them will be gone by the time Week 1 rolls around.