9. Nahshon Wright
Nahshon Wright has primarily been a special teams contributor in his two seasons with the Cowboys, playing a special teams snap rate over 60% in both seasons. But that's just not enough to secure a roster spot this year.
Obviously one special teams-specific slot goes to C.J. Goodwin. But beyond him we also have enough depth among defensive backs who are also capable teamers.
Wright was awful in coverage in 2022 and didn't show a ton of improvement in the 2023 preseason, so there's not a ton of upside to keeping him around.
By comparison we have some reserve safety options (Markquese Bell and even possibly Juanyeh Thomas) showing promise at their positions while also being more than capable of playing significant roles on specials.
Wright's simply too one-dimensional to lock up a spot in the Cowboys' very competitive defensive backfield