An NFL roster is a rotating door. Each year, teams face difficult decisions regarding expiring contracts and current player personnel. Despite that, the Dallas Cowboys are not staring at the tough reality of losing major contributors who, in NFL terms, are cheap labor.
One example will be when DeMarco Murray’s third-round contract expires. If the team does not extend him, they will have to decide whether to give him the big dollars or let him walk.
Regardless, in 2013, the team does face losing players who have been mainstays on their roster for the last couple of seasons.
Dallas will also be slightly limited due to a $10 million cap penalty, which has been split between the 2012 and 2013 salary caps.
As far as restricted free agents go, the organization has much more control of Phil Costa, Barry Church and Danny McCray’s futures. With that said, unrestricted free agents will be the focus of this slideshow.
So, which 2012 Cowboys should the team consider re-signing next offseason? And who should the team be looking to replace?