The Dallas Cowboys are back to the drawing board as they look to round out their roster that won 24 games in the past two seasons but still can’t get over the hump in the playoffs. With several positions that need to be upgraded, they should be more active this offseason than last — even if they continue to avoid the splashy free agents.
With those additions on the way, several players will be headed elsewhere. Here, we look at three such members of the roster who won’t be sorely missed.
3 Cowboys players who will not be missed in 2023
Cowboys, Jason Peters. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
3. Jason Peters, OT
Don’t take this the wrong way because Jason Peters ended up being a huge help for the Cowboys this season. It’s not often that a 40-year-old offensive lineman gets added as the regular season begins and then gets asked to play a key role. But that’s the position Dallas put themselves in when they declined to get trusted depth at offensive tackle.
Despite having Tyron Smith, who hasn’t played a full season since 2015, the Cowboys went with Josh Ball as the swing tackle who was a liability when he did play. That led to them kicking Tyler Smith out to left tackle and Peters joined as the primary reserve.
In 10 games, he had just one start but would fill in when needed at guard or tackle. He wasn’t bad at all but also couldn’t play every down at his age.
Now heading into the offseason, the Cowboys will have to make a move — or even two — in order to get some legitimate depth on the O-line. That means Peters is unlikely to return, and he might even be done in the NFL altogether.