3 Cowboys players we’ll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we wish stayed

The Dallas Cowboys roster is taking on a ton of change in 2024
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4. The Cowboys will miss RB Tony Pollard

The cupboard is a little bare at the running back position at the moment. In consecutive offseasons, the Cowboys have now said goodbye to Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, a duo which combined for over 2,300 yards from scrimmage and 24 touchdowns in 2022.

That's a ton of production, and we already saw last year how badly the Cowboys missed having a viable second option in the running game when they gave Pollard the reins as the unquestioned RB1. And Pollard was coming off of an injury, so it might not have been the most fair way to evaluate him in that role.

The Cowboys must be holding out hope that running backs are truly a dime a dozen, but they might end up missing Pollard -- who signed with the Titans -- in the 2024 season.

5. The Cowboys won't miss cornerback Noah Igbinoghene

The Cowboys swung a trade last year with the Miami Dolphins to acquire former first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene in exchange for former Cowboys second-round pick Kelvin Joseph. It's fair to say that trade didn't really work out great for anyone as Kelvin Joseph also spent time last year with the Seattle Seahawks and is now a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Igbinoghene scored a touchdown off a blocked kick in his first game as a Cowboy, but that came in just one of five games he appeared in for Dallas. He played just 102 snaps for the Cowboys last year, 77 of which came on special teams. He's now in Washington, reunited with Dan Quinn, so perhaps Quinn was the one pulling for that particular trade.

Either way, the Cowboys can't miss what they never really had.

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