3 Players the Dallas Cowboys were right to move on from

Sep 19, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein (2) kicks a 56-yard field goal out of the hold of kicker Greg Zuerlein (2) as time expires against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 19, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein (2) kicks a 56-yard field goal out of the hold of kicker Greg Zuerlein (2) as time expires against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 8, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Ced Wilson (1) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass as Cowboys tight end Blake Jarwin (89) looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Cowboys lost several free agents this offseason but not every departure will prove to be a negative for them in 2022

There are times it’s hard to say goodbye to a favorite player, and the Dallas Cowboys have had to do this at times.

Seeing players such as DeMarcus Ware, Amari Cooper, and Cole Beasley leave felt extremely odd. There have also been times it was a mistake by the front office to move on from a certain player — such as Ware and perhaps Randy Gregory this season.

However, there are just as many times it’s the right move to say goodbye. Here, are three such examples from the 2022 offseason where the Cowboys made the right moves.

Dallas Cowboys departure No. 3: Blake Jarwin, Tight End

There was a time when Blake Jarwin looked to be the next star tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. In 2018, he had 27 receptions for 308 yards, and then in 2019, he went for 365 yards and another three touchdowns on 31 receptions.

In each of those seasons, he was the No. 2 tight end and when Mike McCarthy took over in 2020, he wanted Jarwin to be the starter. Jarwin and Dallas even agreed to a three-year extension worth $24.25 million.

Unfortunately, we never got to see Jarwin in that role. He tore his ACL in Week 1 of that season and then spent much of 2021 dealing with a hip injury and had just 11 receptions for 96 yards and two scores.

The Cowboys waived him with an injury settlement and while it was easy to try and root for him to get back to form, it was the right move by the front office to use that money on Dalton Schultz who broke out in Jarwin’s absence.