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Cowboys Cut TE Blake Jarwin, K Greg Zuerlein, 3 Others

The Cowboys made two predictable cap-clearing moves today by releasing and ahead of next week's start to 2022 . They also let go of RB Ito Smith, WR Robert Foster, and CB Reggie Robison.

Jarwin's was waived/injured following a recent hip surgery that threatens his 2022 availability. With recent talk that he could miss the entire season, Blake will now potentially provide Dallas with $3.85 million in cap relief.

The Cowboys placed the on a few days ago and have prospect behind him. With the rich in TE talent, it will be interesting to see how much more Dallas invests in the position.

Greg Zuerlein's below-average performance the last two years made him an easy cut. Dallas gets back about $2.5 million on the and will now seek a cheaper option at kicker. They did sign former Texas and SMU kicker in January but will likely explore at least a few more options.

While the Cowboys and loyal coach tried to work through Zuerlein's injuries, Greg's been one of the NFL's least-accurate kickers since 2020. Even if Dallas doesn't find a great replacement this year, they can at least get similar results for a league-minimum contract.

Dallas also made a few bottom-rung cuts today. Smith and Foster were both guys last year and are 27 and 28-years-old, so this is more about making room for young prospects at those positions.

Cutting Robinson brings an unfortunate end to the former 4th-Round pick's time with the Cowboys. He was drafted in 2020 and converted from to , then switched back to CB last year. He missed last year with a toe injury but probably would've have gotten on the field much anyway.

 

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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gary b

Find a kicker that can make extra points and short to medium FGs. Doesn’t matter if u can make 55 yarders, if u can’t make the easy ones.

Stephen Gregory Abel

Spot on!

gary b

Anger was very underrated for us. Can’t overemphasize importance of field position.

Stephen Gregory Abel

The TE and Kicker needed to be released. I’m really surprised the Cowboys stayed with Zuerlien through all those missed kicks. He had a good run in the NFL but his missed extra points and field goals was hurting this team. Tough time for many players this time of year. I wish him well.

lonewolfz28

Nepotism runs deep on the Cowboys. It’s not just the Joneses, either. Even Dan Quinn was only 50/50 on “his guys” that he brought in.

I understand the desire to bring in guys that are familiar with “your system”. But, it usually ends up being more miss than hit.

Keanu Neal was just “O.K.”
Damontae Kazee was a disappointment with his gambling and getting it wrong and therefore out of position way too often.

Sadly, we’re so thin at both of their positions, we may see one or both back on deals that pay them more than they’re worth.

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