5 Cowboys Free Agents Most Likely to Re-Sign This Offseason

Looking at the most likely Dallas Cowboys free agents who will re-sign with the team this offseason.
Nov 23, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Rico Dowdle (23) runs the ball in
Nov 23, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Rico Dowdle (23) runs the ball in / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys' pivotal 2024 offseason is about to heat up with free agency right around the corner. Though Jerry Jones has promised to go "all-in," the current buzz around big-name veterans leaving seems to contradict this.

If Jones is penny-pinching on the open market, then Dallas may prefer bargain deals in free agency. As a result, that could lead to a few contributors who aren't expected to make a ton to actually return for the 2024 campaign.

1. Jourdan Lewis

The 2023 season tested the Cowboys' secondary in unexpected ways. However, the team's depth more than rose to the occasion, with DaRon Bland going on to make NFL history while Trevon Diggs was sidelined.

However, Jourdan Lewis was another welcomed surprise as well.

The odds were against Lewis, who was coming off of a serious foot injury suffered in 2022, to make a noticeable impact this season. Instead, he bounced back in a big way, appearing in 16 contests for Mike McCarthy's squad while recording an interception, five passes defended and a whopping three forced fumbles.

Lewis' aggressive play style is a perfect fit for incoming defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who will be motivated to show the NFL world he's still got it.

Dallas may be forced to choose between Lewis and veteran Stephon Gilmore as both prepare to hit the market. Considering Gilmore's accolades and resume, he's sure to draw plenty of interest, which could push him out of the Cowboys' preferred price range.

That may actually work to Jones' benefit if he doesn't want to hand out big money this offseason, as Lewis provides a more-than-capable CB who could slot in perfectly alongside the returning Diggs and Bland, for likely less the cost of the former DPOY.