6 Cowboys Who Could Be Cut Prior to Training Camp

These 6 players might not make it to training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.
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1. Josh Butler, CB

Dallas was urged all offseason to bring back Stephon Gilmore, who spent 2023 with the franchise. The 70th overall pick from the 2012 NFL Draft, the South Carolina product has been in the league for 12 years now but has been with a different franchise in each of the past three seasons.

For Dallas, he put up 68 tackles and two interceptions after taking on the No. 1 cornerback role following Trevon Diggs' ACL injury which was suffered in Week 3. Despite being 33 (he turns 34 this year), he still proved to have plenty left but is without a team.

The Cowboys all but shut the door on any chance for a late reunion when they signed Gareon Conley. Another first-round pick, Conley has been out of the NFL since 2019. He revived his career with a strong showing in the UFL as Dallas hopes to strike gold the way they did with Brandon Aubrey.

Conley's arrival not only signals the end of the faint hope for Gilmore, but it could be the end for another spring league star, Josh Butler.

A strong showing with the Michigan Panthers of the USFL led to Butler signing with the Cowboys in 2023. He spent the entire season on the practice squad and was already a long shot to make the team before Conley was added. Now buried on the depth chart that includes rookie Caelan Carson, Eric Scott, and Nahshon Wright, the 27-year-old Dallas native could be on the bubble.

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