3 Biggest Losers From the Cowboys' Offseason Workouts

These 3 Cowboys saw their stock dipped during offseason workouts
Dallas Cowboys, Deuce Vaughn
Dallas Cowboys, Deuce Vaughn / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Deuce Vaughn, Running Back

There weren't many stories better during the 2023 season than Deuce Vaughn landing in Dallas. The former Kansas State star was a sixth-round pick who not only landed with a running back-needy team, but his father was the one who got to tell him he was being drafted.

Chris Vaughn, a scout for the Cowboys, called his son and asked him to join him at work. The younger Vaughn arrived in Dallas with a chance of becoming the No. 2 running back but couldn't take advantage. With even less talent in 2024 with Tony Pollard out, the story isn't looking better for Vaughn. In fact, the Cowboys have been trying him as a receiver this offseason.

They spin this getting the most out of him but as Jerry Trotta of The Landry Hat points out, moving Vaughn to the slot screams of desperation. This hardly works out in the favor of the running back and it could make him nothing more than a gadget player.

"Maybe the WR experiment works out. However, Vaughn will likely be used as a gadget weapon more than anything and the Cowboys already have KaVontae Turpin for that role. Turpin excelled in the slot last season and could be in for more playing time in 2024." — Trotta, The Landry Hat

As a rookie, Vaughn had just 40 yards on 23 rushing attempts with no touchdowns — and just one first-down conversion as a runner. He added 40 yards on seven receptions, also finishing with one first down and no scores. It was a far cry from what was expected and the fact that the coaches are trying to figure out ways to make him fit their offense isn't ideal for the sophomore back.

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