Former Cowboy on the Verge of Finding New Home in Free Agency

The ex-Cowboys continue to find new teams in free agency while Dallas keeps quiet.
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Every NFL watcher knows at this point that the Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of one of the most underwhelming offseasons in recent memory. Despite the heightened expectations after the 2023 campaign concluded, Jerry Jones & Co. decided to stand pat and have a quiet free agency, while former Cowboys are signing elsewhere.

The Cowboys already lost a few key starters on the offensive side of the ball. Tyron Smith and Tyler Biadasz departed in free agency, leaving the offensive line short-handed. Tony Pollard signed with the Tennessee Titans, leaving a big hole at running back.

However, it's not just the starters leaving the Cowboys for greener pastures. Even long-term reserves are finding new homes. The latest former Cowboy reportedly close to signing elsewhere is tight end Sean McKeon.

Former Cowboy Close to Finding His New Home in Free Agency

McKeon was one of three tight ends who worked out for the New England Patriots over the weekend. The 26-year-old pass-catcher was signed as an undrafted free agent for the Dallas Cowboys back in 2020 and spent the past four seasons with the team.

Yet, the former Michigan standout never became an integral part of the Cowboys offense. Mostly utilized as a TE3/4 and a special teamer, McKeon was behind Jake Ferguson, Luke Schoonmaker, and Peyton Hendershot last season in the depth chart. He played 100 offensive snaps and 142 special team snaps but finished the year with no receptions or touchdowns.

Now, McKeon is trying to revive his career while the Cowboys bring back their tight-end rotation of Ferguson, Schoonmaker, and Hendershot.

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