6 Cowboys Who Could Be Cut Prior to Training Camp

These 6 players might not make it to training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.
Dallas Cowboys, Damien Wilson
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2. Damien Wilson, LB

A couple of familiar faces returned to the Cowboys for their playoff appearance. One was La'el Collins, the former starting left guard and right tackle. The LSU product was coming back from a torn ACL but never made it to the active roster, instead sticking with the practice squad.

Also re-joining the ranks was linebacker Damien Wilson. A fourth-round pick out of Minnesota in 2015, Wilson spent four years in Dallas and started in 22 games while playing in 64. He had 121 tackles and 2.5 sacks during his tenure and then signed with the Kansas City Chiefs — winning a Super Bowl in 2019.

Wilson spent two years in Kansas City and then one in Jacksonville. That was the best stretch of his career and he even put up 106 tackles and three sacks for the Jaguars in 2021.

In 2022, he joined the Carolina Panthers and was relegated to a reserve role. He was released with one year left on his deal and didn't find a new home until the Cowboys brought him back in January. Like Collins, he spent the playoffs on the practice squad.

Unlike Collins, who signed in Buffalo, Wilson was given a chance to make the team again in 2024. However, the recent signing of Willie Harvey could put him on thin ice.

Linebacker is one of those positions where a player can fall off in a hurry. Much like running backs, they put themselves through torture with the hits they dish out and Wilson has never been shy about hitting hard. He could still provide something but without being a starter, it's going to be tough for him to make it.