The deadline for NFL teams to submit their final rosters is set for this Saturday. As a result, every franchise in the league will have a few tough decisions to make over the next few days.
On Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys decided to get to work on its roster cuts. Although it couldn’t have been an easy decision, the front office is ready to part ways with a former second-round pick.
According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys will released Devin Smith. The former Ohio State wideout will now try to land with another team before the start of the 2020 season.
Smith didn’t see much time on the field for the Cowboys in 2019, totaling just five receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown. The biggest issue for Smith is that he’s dealt with a handful of injuries since joining the NFL.
Cowboys are releasing WR Devin Smith, source said. They are expected to retain five wide receivers on 53-man roster as projected. Smith likely to have interest on open market and land elsewhere. https://t.co/IQ2IQUkwsb
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 2, 2020
Dallas signed Smith back in January of 2019. He fought his way on the roster with an impressive camp last year, but he wasn’t able to have an encore performance this year.
Even without Smith on the roster, Dallas shouldn’t really miss a beat on offense.
The Cowboys have arguably the best receiving trio in the league in Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb. Last season, Cooper and Gallup each had over 1,000 receiving yards.
After missing the postseason in 2019, the hope for Dallas is that it could have a bounce-back season under new head coach Mike McCarthy.