Tough decisions loom for the organization.
The futures of players like Kenyon Coleman, Doug Free, Miles Austin and Jay Ratliff are all in question.
Jerry Jones has seemingly made a commitment to a youth movement and needs to maintain that commitment.
Expect big moves on the horizon.
Doug Free is an expensive, overrated tackle that has caused Tony Romo torment. Miles Austin isn’t the receiver he once was, consistently losing on deep routes and often injured. Jay Ratliff is an old, declining defensive lineman whose body is starting to break down after years of physical play.
Not exactly great fits for a team that is trying to get younger and more competitive.
The truth is that the Cowboys have no money, and these players could afford some cap relief or trade opportunities.
The Cowboys need to determine what the value is for the older veterans on this team. The Cowboys need to continue their competitive rebuild, even if it means moving on from veterans who were key cogs to the team at one point.