6 Cowboys on the Chopping Block After 2024 Minicamp

These six Cowboys are on the chopping block after minicamp,
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4. Eric Scott, Jr., CB

It might only be his second season in the NFL but 2024 could already be a "make-or-break" campaign for Eric Scott, Jr. The Southern Miss product was taken in the sixth round of the draft but it cost Dallas more than this to bring him in. The Cowboys were high enough on Scott that they traded a fifth-round pick in 2024 to add him in 2023.

That might not seem like a major move but considering their lack of draft capital in the mid-rounds, it was meaningful for them.

As a rookie, Scott never saw the field for the Cowboys. Even with Trevon Diggs going down with a torn ACL in Week 3, there wasn't room for Scott. That's not a major knock against him since they still had Stephon Gilmore, DaRon Bland, and Jourdan Lewis. They also had C.J. Goodwin listed as a cornerback — although he's there for special teams purposes.

Even with Gilmore out, the Cowboys might not have room for Scott again in 2024. Lewis was re-signed, making him the third CB behind Diggs and Bland and Dallas also picked up Caelen Carson in this year's draft. The front office is high on Carson and reportedly considered selecting him in Round 3, but decided Cooper Beebe was a better selection.

They were surprised he was still available in Round 5 and were thrilled to land the Wake Forest DB. Carson will be ahead of Scott, meaning it will come down to Scott and Nahshon Wright for the final spot. Wright has yet to develop into the player they hoped he would be. But he has been a decent special teams player in his own right. Scott must prove he can perform on this unit to make the team.