5 Cowboys Leaving Dallas in 2024

With 2024's arrival quickly approaching and the NFL offseason just a few months away, don't be surprised if these five Cowboys leave Dallas in the New Year.
Trey Lance is one of five Cowboys who will likely leave Dallas in 2024.
Trey Lance is one of five Cowboys who will likely leave Dallas in 2024. / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Tony Pollard, RB

Cowboys fans expected big things from Tony Pollard this season. The Memphis, TN native broke out in 2022 with 1,378 scrimmage yards and 12 touchdowns on 232 touches and was in a good spot to take another leap forward once Dallas parted ways with veteran rusher Ezekiel Elliott.

While Pollard has been solid at times this season, his play has left much to be desired as well. Despite tallying a career-high 219 carries through 15 games, both his rushing yard (886) and touchdown (5) totals are down from last year (1,007 and 9, respectively). He also hasn't caught a single TD pass yet even though he had three last season.

Pollard is scheduled to hit free agency in March and his Cowboys future is now up in the air. While being 27 is young in theory, it's also "old" by running back standards. Dallas' ground game took a step back this year, so it's entirely possible that Jerry Jones doesn't have faith in the situation improving as Pollard gets older.

The Cowboys could always give the backfield reins to Rico Dowdle or Deuce Vaugh next season. They could also turn to the draft if they believe a rookie rusher has a high enough upside to transition to an NFL offense.

With how quick NFL teams are to replace RBs these days, don't be shocked if the Cowboys go with a younger, cheaper option in 2024. As it stands, Spotrac lists Pollard's projected market value at $6.6 million per season.