The Dallas Cowboys are approaching a season where they need to find offensive chemistry and rhythm while incorporating a recently-retired key weapon. Seems easy, right?
The front office needs to pay Dallas' core players in full this season, leaving a bit of wiggle room at the edges of the roster.
As such, these players may find themselves out of a job by the summer.
3. Allen Hurns, WR
With the Cowboys re-signing Tavon Austin to a one-year deal and acquiring Randall Cobb in free agency, the injured Allen Hurns' days in Big-D could be numbered, especially if Jerry Jones and Co. decide to draft a wideout in the first round, like some have speculated.
Hurns is entering the final year of his contract with the team and he's set to have a $6.25 million cap hit for 2019. Although they did pick up his 2019 option in early March, there's no guarantee he'll be around after the draft, especially if he can't physically make it back to peak level.
2. Rico Gathers, TE
After getting the beloved Jason Witten to come back out of retirement, the Cowboys all of a sudden have a crowded tight end room. Their starter from last season, Blake Jarwin, didn't put up crazy numbers by any means, but he'll likely be splitting reps with Witten in 2019 after figuring things out down the stretch. Gathers still has two years left on his current contract and his cap hit can be handled, but he just seems like the odd man out in Dallas.
1. Randy Gregory, DE
Hey, here's an idea: instead of an ill-advised extension, cut this nuisance.
Gregory is facing his fourth suspension since joining the Cowboys back in 2015. The NFL still hasn't determined the duration of Gregory's suspension, but with the team's acquisition of Robert Quinn from Miami and the re-signing of DeMarcus Lawrence, Gregory is definitely expendable, both on the field and off. The best ability is availability in sports, and Gregory's suspensions have taken a toll on his value. Don't be surprised if Dallas comes to their senses soon here.