9 Cowboys Who Will Be Cut by Tuesday's Roster Deadline

The Cowboys will need to make some hard decisions to cut from 90 to 53 on their final roster.

Simi Fehoko lands on the list of 9 Cowboys roster bubble players who will be cut before the 53-man deadline.
Simi Fehoko lands on the list of 9 Cowboys roster bubble players who will be cut before the 53-man deadline. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Isaiah Land

It's always hard to say goodbye to a standout undrafted free agent, but Isaiah Land just hasn't done quite enough to make the roster.

The former Florida A&M standout had an absolutely dominant season in the MEAC in 2021 (19.5 sacks), but his disappointing 2022 led to his going undrafted, The 23-year-old is still a little undersized on the edge (6-foot-4 but only 215 pounds), and his preseason appearances proved he's not ready to compete at the NFL level yet.

He showed some nice pass-rush moves, but he had no solo tackles and as many missed tackles as he had assisted tackles (2 each) through his first two posteason games.

With his job on the line he had an underwhelming showing again with 1 tackle and 1 assist.

I know this is an unpopular pick with Cowboys fans, who largely want him to be a roster lock, but this is also a numbers game. He'd have to overtake Vellami Fehoko (a fourth-round pick) or Dante Fowler for the final spot on the depth chart, and I just don't think he's quite far along enough to do that.

Land is an obvious practice squad pick, and hopefully adding some size and strength helps him reach his full potential as a viable edge defender in the pros.