6 Cowboys Preparing for their Final Season in Dallas

These 6 players aren't likely to be on the Cowboys roster in 2025.
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All-in means something different to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his son Stephen Jones than it does anyone else in the world. After Jerry claimed his team was "all-in" on winning in 2024, they sat on their hands and watched several starters leave — while doing very little to replace them.

Looking ahead to future seasons, we should expect more of the same. The truth is Jerry isn't getting any younger meaning Stephen will have more control as time goes by, and he's the one who turned them into one of the more frustratingly frugal franchises in the league.

With that being the case, here's a look at six players preparing for this to be their final season in Big D.

6. Trey Lance, QB

We were reminded of the questionable trade for Trey Lance during the 2024 NFL Draft. The Cowboys had a long wait between their final pick in Round 3 (No. 87 overall) to their next choice, which was in Round 5 at No. 174 overall.

The reason for the wait was their decision to send a fourth-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for Lance. While he was the former No. 3 overall pick, it felt as though the Cowboys surrendered too much, a feeling that only grew stronger when the price for Justin Fields was revealed.

Dallas didn't use Lance at all in 2023 but that's expected to change now. The Cowboys want to get a long look at Lance in the preseason but unless they completely bungle the Dak Prescott extension (which could happen), the goal will be to showcase him for other teams and attempt to make up some of the draft capital they lost.