3 Bold Cowboys Predictions for the 2024 Offseason

After another disappointing playoff exit, the Cowboys have some work to do this offseason. Here are a few bold predictions that we think could happen in Dallas.

Jan 7, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA;  Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) takes
Jan 7, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) takes / Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Cowboys Don’t Re-Sign Stephon Gilmore

Sticking with the defense, Jerry Jones and the rest of the front office must decide if they want to re-sign Stephon Gilmore, who turned back the clock this season.

The 33-year-old Gilmore was traded by the Indianapolis Colts last offseason and stepped up when fellow starter Trevon Diggs suffered a torn ACL ahead of Week 3. The veteran cornerback helped solidify a Cowboys’ pass defense that was one of the best in the NFL (187.4 yards per game allowed, fifth-fewest).

Gilmore produced 68 combined tackles, 13 pass deflections, and two interceptions in this bounce-back showing. The veteran defensive back gave up his share of receiving touchdowns (four), but had a 55.8 completion percentage allowed on targets and an 82.7 pass rating when targeted.

Even though his pass rating was a little bit higher than normal, Gilmore and DaRon Bland were an excellent duo at the starting outside cornerback spots. 

Spotrac projects Gilmore to get a one-year deal worth $11M this offseason, which might be too rich for the Cowboys, who have Bland and Diggs. I wouldn’t put it past the Cowboys to draft a rookie cornerback. Al Harris is doing a tremendous job coaching the defensive backs up.

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