Cowboys' Draft Plans Just Became Obvious After Latest Signing

The Dallas Cowboys haven't done much to improve this position group, making its draft plan crystal clear.
Aug 21, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallasy Cowboys owner Jerry Jones with son Stephen Jones
Aug 21, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallasy Cowboys owner Jerry Jones with son Stephen Jones / Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys have continued to be one of the least active teams on the market this offseason. Countless impactful players have walked out the door but the Cowboys haven't been steadfast on replacing them.

One of the biggest departures was RB Tony Pollard, who signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Tennessee Titans. This left a massive hole at running back and the Cowboys' recent addition showcased their clear desire to address this need in the draft.

On April 16, Todd Archer reported Dallas and RB Royce Freeman agreed to terms on a one-year deal.

He joins a backfield that features Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn, Malik Davis, and Hunter Luepke.

Across six seasons in the NFL, Freeman has totaled 1,792 rushing yards with 10 rushing scores. Last season with the Rams, he finished with 319 rushing yards with two scores.

This signing just made it clear that the Cowboys will attack running back during the 2024 NFL Draft. Dallas heads into next week's draft with seven total draft selections and it's obvious they will be picking a running back.

They won't take one with the 24th overall pick but picks 56, 87, and 174 could be used on snagging a tailback. Every year, teams find capable running backs on Days 2 or 3 and the Cowboys need to do the same in 2024.

Tailbacks like Tyjae Spears, De'Von Achane, and Zach Charbonnet were taken in Rounds 2/3 in the 2023 NFL Draft and were productive as rookies.

In a pressure-filled season on the way for 2024, the Cowboys need to make sure they bring a running back who can play from Week 1.

Regardless of the lack of moves, Dallas has one of the best rosters in the NFL. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cowboys have the fifth-highest odds (+1500) to win the Super Bowl. If you like these odds, head over to FanDuel Sportsbook and take advantage of your sign-up bonus.

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