4 Cowboys Who Wouldn't Survive a 2025 Rebuild

If the 2024 season doesn't go as planned and Dallas has to blow it all up next year, don't count on these four Cowboys sticking around in 2025.
HC Mike McCarthy is one of four Cowboys who likely wouldn't survive a 2025 rebuild.
HC Mike McCarthy is one of four Cowboys who likely wouldn't survive a 2025 rebuild. / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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4. DE DeMarcus Lawrence

Another long-time Cowboy who could move on in the event of a rebuild is DeMarcus Lawrence.

Drafted 34th overall by the Cowboys in 2014, Lawrence has been one of the league's more imposing defenders. Not only has the ex-Butler/Boise State product racked up 58.5 sacks, 278 solo tackles, and 20 forced fumbles over the years, but he's also a former All-Pro defender who has four Pro Bowl nods and even finished fourth in 2017 Defensive Player of the Year voting.

But like Prescott and Martin, Lawerence's time in the Lone Star State will likely end if there's a rebuild.

Spending a decade in Dallas means that Lawrence, 31, hasn't gotten to play in a Super Bowl, let alone an NFC Championship Game. He's been nothing but loyal to the franchise, signing a five-year deal worth $105 million in 2019 and even restructuring it to help the team save nearly $9 million last offseason. If the Cowboys plan to rebuild, he's more than proved that he deserves a chance at a ring elsewhere.

And even if Dallas wants to retain his services, they may not have a choice. Lawrence is set to become a free agent next offseason and could be inclined to see if the grass is greener on the other side if the Cowboys don't plan on being competitive.

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