3 Cowboys who are not safe after the 2024 NFL Draft

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3. Deuce Vaughn

Deuce Vaughn was the talk of the preseason last year. At 5-foot-6, the former Kansas State Wildcat is a little man in a big man's game. Based on his performance in college and resemblance to players like Darren Sproles, the Cowboys took a chance on him. Now post-draft, though, Vaughn might need to perform even better this year in camp to make the team.

The Cowboys so far have failed to address their running back issues in finding a true starter. Tony Pollard is gone, leaving Rico Dowdle as the most experienced returning back. Royce Freeman was signed but is not expected to be the main back and Malik Davis is returning with limited experience dating back to 2022. In addition to having Snoop Conner on the roster, the team also signed Missouri's Nathaniel Peat as an undrafted free agent after not drafting a running back.

Peat might be an undrafted free agent but if Dallas is looking to find a young back to possibly emerge as a true contributor, he could be it. What also compromises Vaughn's roster spot is the reunion with Ezekiel Elliott. After the team failed to draft a running back, the Cowboys and Elliott agreed on a one-year deal. With Elliott returning there is no way every back currently on the team makes it.

If Vaughn wants to remain a Cowboy, he needs to take advantage of every rep with every unit this training camp. Even that might not be enough.

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