3 Former Cowboys Who Will Fail Miserably With Their New Teams After Free Agency

Some players learn the hard way that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Look for these three former Dallas Cowboys to fail with their new teams after departing in free agency.

RB Tony Pollard is one of three ex-Cowboys who'll fail with his new team.
RB Tony Pollard is one of three ex-Cowboys who'll fail with his new team. / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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3. DT Neville Gallimore

Like Pollard, Neville Gallimore is another ex-Cowboy who departed in hopes of a fresh start. The former 2020 third-round selection is continuing his career in South Beach, where he signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.

Gallimore is someone who just never hit his stride in Dallas and the 2023 campaign was the last straw. The veteran defensive tackle finished his fourth campaign with eight solo tackles and 12 pressures (10 hurries, 1 QB hit, 1 sack) across 17 games without a start. His underwhelming play led to him falling out of the coaching staff's favor, highlighted by his playing a career-low 27% of defensive snaps.

And even though he's only four years removed from his draft year, chances are that we've already seen the best that Gallimore has to offer. The Ottawa, ON native turned 27 in January, meaning that there likely isn't much room for improvement. Throw in the fact that he's joining a new system and it's even likelier that he struggles to get anything going in Miami.

At the end of the day, Gallimore is who he is and it's best for Dolphins fans to temper expectations if they want to avoid disappointment.

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