The NFL today is a young man's game more than ever before. Exceptions will always be made for superstars as they seem to defy time and space. That said, you find this happening less and less in a league where veteran salaries routinely clash with the salary cap and inexpensive youth is the only alternative.
The 2010 Dallas Cowboys have reached a cross roads. The future success of this franchise will require some difficult decisions in the weeks ahead. Despite two NFC East titles and finally a playoff win within the last four seasons, the Cowboys find themselves holding a talented roster that still has holes. These holes are getting bigger now and as things move forward, the train will only have room for so many.
Tony Romo is going nowhere, despite some calls for 39 year old Jon Kitna to take his place as the starter. DeMarcus Ware will always be in Dallas as fierce pass rushers are just too hard to come by. Going down the roster I see most of this team returning for 2011, but it will be nothing like the return of almost every starter in 2011.
Here's a look at seven starters on both sides of the ball that I predict will not be in Dallas next year. Understand that I am going on my gut only as far as the actual moves but in each selection there is a reason I think think this and it might not have anything to do with the age of the player. I'm also using common sense, as it applies to the depth chart, and also a bit of impulse.
Here we go ...