5 Cowboys on the Bubble Ahead of 2024 Training Camp

The pressure for the Cowboys to succeed next season is higher than ever. As a result, these five Dallas players are on the roster bubble heading into this month's training camp.
TE Peyton Hendershot is one of five Cowboys on the roster bubble.
TE Peyton Hendershot is one of five Cowboys on the roster bubble. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys' 2024 offseason has been a rollercoaster ride, to say the least. Between a lack of free-agent moves and numerous contract extension discussions with a sprinkle of teammate drama mixed in, Cowboys fans certainly haven't lacked any talking points throughout the last few months.

But the time for talk is nearing its end with the 2024 NFL season right around the corner. Things will kick into full gear once the Cowboys begin their training camp in Oxnard, CA on Thursday, July 25 as they begin hunting for the franchise's first Super Bowl victory in nearly three decades.

With a lot riding on the line next season, Dallas can only afford to roster players who are ready to chase a championship. Keeping that in mind, here are five roster bubble Cowboys whose future in Big D is up in the air.

1. Peyton Hendershot, TE

The Cowboys consistently have one of the NFL's best offenses from season to season. Unfortunately, third-year tight end Peyton Hendershot hasn't done much to help in that regard.

Hendershot's offensive output with the Cowboys has been... modest, to say the least. Suiting up in 25 games across the last two seasons, the ex-Indiana Hoosier has caught just 15 of 23 targets (65.2%) for 141 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

While expectations were low in his rookie season, the fact that he dropped 28.6% of targets and didn't even find the end zone in 2023 is a call for concern.

After his abysmal performance, it's tough to imagine Hendershot beating Luke Schoonmaker for the TE2 spot behind Jake Ferguson. Although Schoonmaker's rookie stat line didn't stand out (8-65-2), the Cowboys will continue to give him more opportunities given his status as a former second-round selection.

That's without mentioning how Hendershot must also deal with Brevyn Spann-Ford, who joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent this spring. The 6-foot-7, 270-pound behemoth is a solid prospect out of Minnesota who tallied 95 catches for 1,061 yards, and seven TDs across six seasons with the Golden Gophers.

Unless Hendershot takes him game to the next level in a few weeks, his time in Dallas might not last much longer.