The Dallas Cowboys have some pricey contracts on the books and will need to make some moves in the 2022 offseason, Here are 5 players who could be cap casualties.
Heading into the 2022 offseason, the Dallas Cowboys are projected to be over the salary cap by more than $21 million, according to OverTheCap.com. They also have some very important members of their team, including pass-rusher Randy Gregory, set for free agency.
In order to get under the cap, and make room to sign some players, Dallas is going to have to get creative. They will surely kick around some salary bonus money with players such as Dak Prescott and Zack Martin, but they might have to do more than that – including moving on from some high-priced veterans.
Here are five players who they could move on from – either by trade or release – in an effort to free up some space for the 2022 campaign.
Dallas Cowboys potential cap casualty No. 5: Trysten Hill, DT
There’s no denying Trysten Hill has been a disappointment for the Cowboys. Taken in Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft, Hill has just 27 career tackles and one-half sack. Considering he was the team’s first pick that season, it’s been beyond frustrating to see him struggle.
Looking ahead to 2022, there’s a chance Hill won’t be with the team anymore. His release wouldn’t save a ton of money, roughly $1.1 million, but that could help them sign some of their rookie class.
Dallas has been drafting very well in recent years but for some reason, the defensive line has given them some trouble, Hill and 2017 draft pick Taco Charlton are proof of that.