3 Cowboys Veterans Who Could Be Cap Casualty Cuts
By Zach Brunner
After yet another offseason of hype surrounding the team, the Dallas Cowboys had a disappointing 2020 season, failing to compete in the NFC East. Injuries headlined what was yet another season to forget.
In order to get back on track during the 2021 season, the Cowboys must make some tough offseason moves. In order to clear some room for larger moves, these are three Cowboys who could be cap casualty cuts this offseason.
1. Anthony Brown
Anthony Brown is due to make $5.75 million this season, but he carries a dead cap of only $3 million if he is cut. This means Dallas could save roughly half of his salary by parting ways with the struggling corner. He received an abysmal coverage grade of 48.3 from Pro Football Focus this season, giving up an ugly 96.7 passer rating when targeted in coverage.
2. Greg Zuerlein
There are plenty of special teams veterans who could be on the move this offseason, and Greg Zuerlein is one of them. "Greg the Leg" is due $2.83 million, but carries a dead cap of only $666,667. While he wasn't terrible last season, he wasn't perfect. Zuerlein connected on just 3 of his 9 field goal attempts of 50+ yards. He also missed three of his 36 extra point attempts.
3. Chris Jones
Another easy way to save money would be to cut Zuerlein's holder and veteran punter Chris Jones. The punter is due a whopping $2.5 million this season, with just $500,000 guaranteed. With him missing time due to injury this past season, there may be too many cons to keep him at this contract.
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