6 Cowboys on Thin ice Following the NFL Draft

Which returning Cowboys might struggle to make the team following the 2024 NFL Draft?
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3. Martavis Bryant, WR

If we're being 100 percent honest, this was the case before the NFL Draft even started. Martavis Bryant was once a promising young wideout who had 14 touchdowns in the first two seasons of his career. He was also an unbelievable deep threayt with 21.1 yards per reception as a rookie for the Pittsburg Steelers.

The problem is, that was a decade ago.

Bryant was a rookie back in 2014 but was a constant headache for the Steelers. The former Clemson product was suspended for the entire 2016 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He had another strong season in 2017 before being traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2018. He didn't last long and was suspended indefinitely. That lasted until 2023 and the Cowboys decided to give him a shot after he spent the past several years bouncing around one league after another.

He spent the end of the season as a practice squad player and was re-signed to a futures contract in January. Now, he might be on the way out with the addition of Ryan Flournoy from Southeast Missouri State.

Flournoy is 6-foot-1 and 202 pounds and tested well at the NFL Combine. He has solid speed and was explosive at times, although he struggled with press coverage. Despite this, he joins a team that needs talent at the position and that could give him an opportunity. If he shows enough promise, it could spell the end for Bryant.