6 Cowboys Already on the Chopping Block Before OTAs

These Cowboys are already on the bubble before OTAs begin
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The Dallas Cowboys have been criticized heavily for their offseason activity — or lack thereof. Jerry Jones and the rest of the front office continue to prove they have no idea how the NFL operates in 2024, but they've at least been able to build a strong roster thanks to Will McClay — who has become their draft guru over the past decade.

That trend continued in 2024 as they landed a rather impressive class headlined by Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton and Kansas State guard Cooper Beebe. The Cowboys filled two starting spots with those selections and added depth for their defensive line in Round 2 by adding Marshawn Kneeland from Western Michigan.

Now with OTAs around the corner, the focus will shift to filling out the best possible 53-man roster they can put together. With that in mind, here are six players who are already on the chopping block before America's Team goes into their offseason activities.

6. Matt Waletzko, Offensive Tackle

At 6-foot-8 and 312 pounds, Matt Waletzko entered the 2022 NFL Draft as an intriguing prospect out of North Dakota. Seen as a developmental prospect with huge potential, Dallas was thrilled to land Waletzko in the fifth round.

Unfortunately, he enters his third season on thin ice after appearing in just four games thus far. Waletzko suffered a shoulder subluxation during his rookie season, ending his bid for the swing tackle spot. In year two, he continued to struggle with the injury and spent much of the season on the IR.

Dallas re-signed Chuma Edoga, who will be the swing tackle again in 2023. They also selected Nathan Thomas late in the 2024 NFL Draft, giving them a new prospect to develop. Throw in Asim Richards, who can play guard and tackle, and it seems likely Waletzko could be on the way out before the new campaign begins.