3 Ex-Cowboys Still Without a Job After Will Grier Signing

These three former Dallas Cowboys player are still in the unemployment line following QB Will Grier's signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.

DE Randy Gregory is one of three ex-Cowboys who's still without a job.
DE Randy Gregory is one of three ex-Cowboys who's still without a job. / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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The NFL offseason is all about new opportunities, offering teams and players a chance to clean the slate for a fresh start. But while other franchises have been bringing in new faces left and right, the Dallas Cowboys have been one of the quietest teams with their only outside addition being linebacker Eric Kendricks.

Needless to say, it's been a busy offseason for ex-Cowboys. Departing players from last year's roster (Tyron Smith, Tony Pollard, Tyler Biadasz, etc.) have already found new homes. Hell, even familiar faces from years past like quarterback Will Grier, who spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons in Dallas, are even finding job opportunities.

Having said that, not ever former Dallas player has had luck when it comes to finding a new employer. Here are three ex-Cowboys who are still without jobs as the NFL Draft approaches.

1. WR Michael Gallup

Remember back in 2019 when Michael Gallup looked like he was going to be a stud wide receiver for years to come?

The ex-Colorado State playmaker recorded career highs in receptions (66), receiving yards (1,107), and touchdowns (6) in just his second NFL campaign. He followed it up with a solid 59-843-6 stat line the following season but, unfortunately, never reached his highest heights again.

A torn ACL suffered in 2021 has essentially derailed Gallup's once-promising career. After nearing 2,000 receiving yards between 2019 and 2020, the former third-round selection failed to hit the 500-yard mark in each of the last three seasons. His unimpressive 2023 performance was enough to make the Cowboys put their foot down, resulting in his release last month despite only signing a five-year, $62.5 million extension in 2022.

It's pretty crazy to see how far Gallup has fallen. This year's free-agent WR pool wasn't even that impressive yet the 28-year-old veteran is struggling to find work. It's entirely possible that he'll have to wait until training camp rosters take shape and someone offers him a cheap 'prove yourself' deal to see what he has left in the tank.

You never want to see a player's career prematurely end due to injuries, so hopefully, Gallup figures out to stay healthy and bounce back wherever he lands.