6 Cowboys Whose Stock Has Fallen Ahead of Training Camp

These 6 Dallas Cowboys have a lot to prove entering 2024 with their stock currently falling.
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The Dallas Cowboys are in a critical season. They went 12-5 for the third year in a row but Jerry and Stephen Jones are getting tired of not getting to the NFC Championship Game. Instead of realizing they're the common denominator in their near 30-year drought, the Jones family is ready to blame Mike McCarthy, Dak Prescott, and any other member of the organization with an expiring contract.

While we can't fix their approach (or make them look in the mirror), we can look over this roster and admit that it's not as good as it was in 2023. Not only did they lose talent in free agency but some key players suddenly don't seem as impressive as they once were.

Here we look at six such players who will enter the 2024 training camp with lower stock than they've had at any other point in their career.

6. Damone Clark, Linebacker

A fifth-round pick out of LSU in 2022, Damone Clark was a steal from a talent perspective. He was also a risky selection after undergoing spinal fusion surgery in October of 2022.

Dallas didn't know when he would return but he was able to play in 10 games as a rookie. He surprised everyone with 47 tackles and two forced fumbles, leading to high hopes in 2023. Unfortunately, he went in the opposite direction.

Perhaps it was the loss of Leighton Vander Esch, which put more pressure on Clark, but he wasn't the same sure tackler we saw in 2022. He did still record 109 tackles but there weren't many impact plays. The hope is the addition of Eric Kendricks and Marit Liufau — as well as the return of DeMarvion Overshown — will take pressure off Clark, allowing him to raise that stock once again.