4 Cowboys Fans Will Be Happy to See Leave in Free Agency

The Dallas Cowboys will need to make tough decisions this offseason. But here are four players that Cowboys fans shouldn't mind leaving.

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2. Tony Pollard, RB

There is a decent chance the Dallas Cowboys' running back rotation looks entirely different next season, with both Pollard and Rico Dowdle hitting free agency. And that wouldn't be the worst thing for Dallas.

Pollard's 2023 season is generally considered a disappointment, but he was still productive, ranking 12th in the NFL in rushing yards. However, he was playing on the franchise tag and the Cowboys had higher hopes for him after he took the torch from Ezekiel Elliott.

Pollard certainly had some flashes in the second half of the season, and he could go back to his pre-injury self. However, he certainly wasn't the explosive runner he was as a backup. Many rushers fail to maintain the same level of explosion and athleticism as their workload grows. It's possible it happened to Pollard as well.

Pollard should still have plenty of suitors in free agency due to his past production. Yet, running back isn't really a position the Cowboys should invest their resources in. A cheaper replacement could have a similar enough impact for Dallas. There are also a lot of big-name rushers on the market this offseason. Instead of paying Pollard, bringing in, say, Derrick Henry, could have significantly more upside.