2016 Cowboys Camp: Biggest Name to be Cut?

    Click here for Part One: Best Position Battle

    Our six-part Camp Series rolls on!

    While the majority of those who fail to make the final are unknown players, there are always a few who have real cache in the NFL. Some fall especially hard; starters from the previous season who wind up going from the spotlight to the street.

    In Part Two of our series, our staff answers the question:

    Who is the Biggest Name that Will be Cut?

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    Bryson Treece ( @BrysonTreece ) – Unfortunately, I believe this will be . Ezekiel Elliott and are locks, as is in my opinion. That leaves one spot if the Cowboys don't keep a FB. Slim pickings. Not saying that DMC is super hot or anything, but he was a solid performer in 2015 and that's the heart of any team – valuable depth.

    Ian Koplowitz ( @BleedingTheStar ) – I was going to go with , but now that has been signed, I don't think it would surprise most if he got the boot. You don't often see third round picks not live out their rookie deals, but by going long at and potentially , I'm not sure JJ Wilcox's spot on this team is safe at all. He certainly regressed last season as he saw his interception and totals drop by over half. Granted, the movement of Byron Jones to in the middle of the season hurt his production, but there's a reason why that move was made.

    Jess Haynie ( @CowboysAddicts ) – With and Alfred Morris joining the backfield, plus Lance Dunbar still in the mix, Darren McFadden's status is very shaky. Dallas can get back $2 million in cap space by releasing him. As long as Elliott and Morris inspire confidence, I think the Cowboys will make the tough business decision and McFadden.

    gavin-escobarKevin Brady ( @KevinBrady88 ) – I wouldn’t be surprised whatsoever if the Cowboys decided to cut during . A pick in 2013, Escobar has never panned out to what the Cowboys had imagined, and his time to reach those expectations might be up. His release may be disguised as an settlement, but make no mistake about it, even if he was fully healthy he would be on the hot seat.

    ( @RJOchoa ) –  has given this team reason after reason to submit his termination papers. As much sense as it would make for him to be the veteran shown the door, the Cowboys seem intent on holding on to him. Given the status of the defensive ends on this team (you know, how they can't play and everything) there are going to be tricky elements to shaping this roster with who they need to carry and whatnot. As a result, a guy like might be on the outs when the final 53 is put together.

    Sean Martin ( @ShoreSportsNJ ) – When we go back and talk about this dominant Dallas one day, it is going to be forever mentioned that the 2015 unit was good enough to lead a for 1,089 yards – and then have him cut the following summer. Unfortunately, I believe this is going to be the case for Darren McFadden. Ezekiel Elliott is the Cowboys' new prized possession in the backfield, but ultimately it will be the ultra-durable and experienced zone-runner Alfred Morris that forces this team to move on from Run DMC.

    Cowboys Blog - J.J. Wilcox to be a fan favourite?Brian Martin ( @bmart0204 ) – I think I’m going to have to go with JJ Wilcox. He has yet to develop the way the Cowboys had hoped and has already claimed the starting position next to . The Cowboys recently signed to a long-term contract, so Wilcox is likely fourth on the , and there are some talented rookies coming in that could end up pushing him off the roster altogether.

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    Here are the categories still to come this week…

    Strongest Position – Wed
    Weakest Position
    – Thurs
    Favorite Dark Horse
    – Fri
    Most Likely Starting Job Change
    – Sat

    All of this, and much more, as Inside helps get you ready for another season of football!

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