Modern NFL players are not playing as long as the past. Look at the evidence by decade:
- In the 1990s, there were 83 players who appeared in 150 or more games.
- From 2000-09, that number dropped to 63.
- From 2010-19, it was down to 37.
And…NFL rosters churn quite a bit every year. NFL rosters are extremely unstable. On average only 56% of players return to the same team from one year to the next and two years out it is just around 35%. That means each year the average NFL team will keep a little more than half of their players on their active roster.
So which Cowboys players will be the more than 40% of the roster we say goodbye to this year?
Here’s a link to an article by I read by over the cap.com from 2020 that has some of the info I shared here.