5 Cowboys Offseason Moves to Reach the Super Bowl Next Season

These five moves are exactly what the Cowboys need to finally return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

Nov 13, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and quarterback Dak Prescott
Nov 13, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and quarterback Dak Prescott / Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
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Another postseason ending in disappointment means there's not a ton left to say about Dallas Cowboys offseasons these days.

We know the stakes. We know the expectations. This team should be contending for a Super Bowl every year, and any offseason moves should be made with that single goal in mind. And whether you think the moves so far (keeping Mike McCarthy and losing Dan Quinn) help or not, they've already happened. We need to look forward.

These five moves are exactly what the Cowboys need to finally return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

1. Let Tony Pollard Walk

After franchise tagging Tony Pollard for 2023, it's time to let him go.

It would take another franchise tag or a big contract to keep him in Dallas, and that's clearly not the right use of cap space to take this team to the next level.

Pollard had another 1,000-yard season in 2023, but 1,316 yards from scrimmage with 6 touchdowns isn't exactly irreplaceable production from your RB1 — especially when you give them 307 touches to reach that mark.

I'm not necessarily blaming him entirely for that drop-off, either. He was running the ball well and suffered from the offense as a whole struggling. But that's kind of the point: even great running backs are at the mercy of the offense around them, so you don't want to pay big money for one.