6 Cowboys Cap Casualty Cuts to Save Millions This Offseason

If the Dallas Cowboys wanted to free up cap space, they could look to move on from these 6 players

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Don't let the doomsayers sway you, the Dallas Cowboys aren't in terrible cap space right now. While it's true they're sitting at nearly $20 million in the hole, they've been in much worse shape in the past yet found a way to not only get under the limit — but also add more talent to the roster.

This year, they even have a simple path to doing so — fix Dak Prescott's contract. Right now, Prescott counts for $59.455 million against the cap but that will change should they sign him to an extension. Of course, he's not coming off a torn ACL like Terence Steele or Michael Gallup, so they might be hesitant to pay him long-term, but they should.

There are other ways to free up space as well which could include a CeeDee Lamb extension or DeMarcus Lawrence restructure. There's also the possibility of making a few cap-related cuts with these six players standing out as possible targets.

6. Josh Ball, OL

Pre-June 1 Savings: $1.055 million
Pre-June 1 Dead Money: $32,676
Post-June 1 Savings: $1.055 Million
Post-June 1 Dead Money: $124,836

Josh Ball is someone who wasn't expected to make the roster this past season. A former fourth-round pick, Ball struggled mightily in 2022 when pressed into action following an injury suffered by Tyron Smith. Dallas then went out and added more help around him and gave Ball a shot at moving inside to guard.

He wasn't much better but stuck around. He then suffered an injury in the final preseason game and was sent to the IR for the year. Now entering year four, it wouldn't be a surprise at all to see Ball let go. The dead money would be negligible and while $1.055 million doesn't go long in the NFL, it's space they can free up with ease.