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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2. Chuma Edoga

Major offensive line changes are expected to hit the Cowboys this offseason. Not only is O-line lynchpin Tyron Smith seemingly on his way out, but Dallas isn't showing a willingness to pay center Tyler Biadasz, either.

With so much upheaval, McCarthy will want at least one familiar face from this group who's headed toward free agency to stick around. That could set the stage for Chuma Edoga's return in 2024.

The former third-round pick enjoyed career-high usage in Big D, as 2023 was the first campaign he ever played a full season's worth of games (17). As injuries once again plagued the O-line, Edoga also heard his number called for six starts -- his most in a year since 2019.

Now Edoga wasn't without his faults, as he committed three penalties and gave up three sacks. But he is a solid depth player who can play across the offensive line.

That ability makes him incredibly attractive to a team whose O-line will need someone to step up.

3. Jonathan Hankins

Likewise, Jonathan Hankins' late-career resurgence in Big D could motivate him to stick around as well.

Hankins played a pivotal role on Dallas' defensive line 2023, starting all 14 games he appeared in. He wasn't just a guy on the field but a difference-maker with 3.0 sacks, which marked his highest in a season 2016.

The Cowboys certainly felt Hankins' absence when he missed three games down the stretch of the season with a high-ankle sprain. McCarthy's squad went just 1-2 during this span, with Buffalo and Miami both enjoying success on the ground while Hankins was sidelined.

Despite a nice showing in 2023, keeping Hankins shouldn't cost a ton for the Cowboys as he heads into his age-32 season. Considering his usage, the vet should have plenty of interest in a return.