Dallas Cowboys: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

Updated: January 5, 2012, 1:58 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins |

DALLAS -- The Dallas Cowboys finished the year 8-8, losing the regular-season finale against the New York Giants in a game they needed to win in order to reach the postseason.

The Cowboys overcame injuries to key starters and put themselves in position to make the playoffs. In the end, Jason Garrett admitted that the team's youth movement brought growing pains for an organization with just two playoff wins since its last Super Bowl title.

The Cowboys' roster will need more purging of veterans. With that, we play take 'em or trash 'em:

Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for He joined in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.