The Dallas Cowboys looked poised to make a deep playoff run after capturing the No. 2 seed in the playoffs this past season.
However, their postseason journey ended rather quickly as they got embarrassed at home by the Green Bay Packers. With another quick exit in the Mike McCarthy era, there was a belief that Jerry Jones would look for a different head coach.
That wasn’t the case, as McCarthy will get at least one more chance to get the Cowboys to the NFC title game for the first time since the 90s. Jones has made it clear that the team will do what it takes this offseason to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
However, what signings/trades can they make to finally get them over the hump? Below, we will discuss some of the bold predictions that could happen this offseason.
1. Cowboys Sign Derrick Henry
After not re-signing Ezekiel Elliott last offseason, the Cowboys decided to roll with Tony Pollard as the featured back this season. Pollard had his moments this season, but it’s clear that he isn’t a lead running back.
The former University of Memphis running back recorded his second straight 1,000-yard rushing season (1,006) and scored six touchdowns. However, Pollard’s 4.0 yards per carry average was the lowest of his career.
The Cowboys could re-sign Pollard to a multi-year deal, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March. Or Dallas could sign Derrick Henry to a one-year contract running behind that offensive line.
The star running back had a down season in Tennessee by his standards, but he still rushed for 1,167 yards and 12 touchdowns on 280 carries.
It wasn’t an easy year for Henry, who deserves to play for a contender as he likely doesn’t have a ton left in the tank. Could you imagine the looks that Henry might get as opposing defenses have to worry about CeeDee Lamb and Jake Ferguson?
It’s a scary idea that the Cowboys need to think about this offseason before re-signing Pollard.