6 Cowboys on the Chopping Block After 2024 Minicamp

These six Cowboys are on the chopping block after minicamp,
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2. Peyton Hendershot, TE

A former undrafted free agent, Peyton Hendershot is someone who brings a lot of athleticism to the tight end position. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 254 pounds, Hendershot has the ideal size for the position but can move like a wideout.

He's not completely refined, which is why he went undrafted, but he scored three touchdowns as a rookie in 2022, proving he can make plays when afforded the opportunity.

The problem is that the opportunities will be minimal for him going forward. Jake Ferguson exploded in his second season in the league with 761 yards and five touchdowns on 71 receptions. Behind him, they have Luke Schoonmaker who didn't impress as a rookie but was still a second-round pick. His draft status will give him the edge — at least for another season.

Hendershot was No. 3 last season but missed nine games due to injury. He finished with 38 yards on four receptions, with a long of 24. Looking ahead to 2024, he might be in danger of falling further down the depth chart.

John Stephens, Jr. was a surprise player during the preseason in 2023 before suffering a season-ending injury. He will be back for his sophomore campaign and offers intrigue as a pass-catcher.

If they wanted to go in a different route, the Cowboys could keep undrafted rookie Brevyn Spann-Ford. They did give the Minnesota product a healthy bonus, showing they have faith in his skill set.

Hendershot is more than capable of playing in the NFL but still finds himself on the bubble due to the depth around him.