2. Ronald Jones, RB
When the Cowboys decided to part ways with Ezekiel Elliott, they felt they needed to bring in a veteran as a potential reserve behind Tony Pollard. They wound up deciding on Ronald Jones a former second-round pick with five years of experience and two Super Bowl rings.
It was praised as a low-risk signing that could potentially pay off. Jones hardly saw the field for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2022 but he had 978 yards in 2020 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they won their latest title. In 2021, his attempts were down but he still had 428 yards and four touchdowns.
In Dallas, he had a clear path to the roster as well. Tony Pollard is the only back with extensive experience as the rest of their depth chart included Rico Dowdle, Malik Davis, Deuce Vaughn, and Hunter Luepke (who is listed as a fullback).
Unfortunately, Jones hasn't made any noise at all. He's been unable to overthrow any of the younger backs ahead of him and now heading into their game against Seattle, it appears he won't even see the field.
With Vaughn standing out as a star in the first preseason game and Dowdle playing well in camp, it feels as though Jones has no shot at making the roster at this point.