Two surprising roster cuts are being considered by the Dallas Cowboys, according to reports.
Dallas is fighting the salary cap. However, contract restructuring may be possible. Some believe the Cowboys might be able to cut ties with two their most valuable players.
Two players whose futures in Dallas could be in doubt are DeMarcus Lawrence and wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Cowboys fans try to understand it.
Confused by the talk of Dallas releasing two of their star players? @KDDrummondNFL dives in with some possible explanations to try and understand why it may happen, beyond just the money factor. https://t.co/t0o9u9ktiZ
— KD Drummond (@KDDrummondNFL) February 20, 2022
This seems unlikely though. After a NFC East championship season, the Cowboys are now in the playoffs. Dallas was disappointed in the playoffs but should be able compete again in 2022.
From Cowboys Wire:
“Sure, it will be great if you can be competitive and make the playoffs in what will likely be another year of dominating NFC East opponents, but no real measures will be made to fortify strengths.
In that mindset, getting ahead of moving on from Cooper and Lawrence makes a ton of sense. If the team is greasing the track for a smooth Sean Payton landing, getting rid of high salaries in 2022 to create ridiculous 2023 cap space seems like the long-term move. This only works if neither player are in the club’s long term plans and it’s easier to see that as the explanation than anything else.”
Don’t be surprised if there is a major roster change.
— fishsports (@fishsports) February 20, 2022
Cowboys fans want Lawrence and Cooper to return. The Cowboys have some major free agency decisions to make, including Randy Gregory and Michael Gallup.
It is shaping up to be a busy offseason for Dallas.