3 first-year Cowboys who did not earn a second season in 2024

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The Dallas Cowboys are on break like the rest of the league until late July. Training camps open late next month making this period of the offseason one of the slowest. Dallas now has some cap space to work with largely due to Michael Gallup's release becoming official after June 1st. Some are hopeful the team will make another signing, possibly bringing back someone like Stephon Gilmore.

Gilmore was a new face on the Cowboys last season and played well opposite of DaRon Bland after Trevon Diggs tore his ACL. Needless to say, he earned a second year on this team. However, some players who remain on this roster have not lived up to the expectations set for them when they arrived. These players are not worth a second year with the Cowboys in 2024.

1. OL Chuma Edoga

After losing Tyron Smith to free agency, the Cowboys scrambled and decided to come up with enough money to keep Edoga on a one-year deal. This clearly was a move out of desperation as Dallas was looking to keep some depth on this offensive line. While keeping Edoga makes some sense, he is not worth retaining.

Edoga signed with Dallas last offseason on a one-year deal after stints with the Jets and Falcons. The Cowboys wanted to bring him in as a swing tackle due to the injury history of Smith and Terence Steele. He ended up starting in six games last season, most notably playing a huge role against the Arizona Cardinals. With injuries all over the line, the Cowboys suffered their worst upset of the season. Dak Prescott was sacked twice and had four hits throughout the game.

To address the left tackle position the team drafted Tyler Guyton in the first round who is expected to be a day one starter. Some consider him a huge work in progress, which is why bringing back Edoga might have been a good idea. However, with the little money this team has this offseason, to give $1.2 million of it to a backup tackle who did not make a huge impact when he filled in was not worth it.

The Cowboys still need to pay CeeDee Lamb, Micah Parsons and possibly Dak Prescott. With no movement on the horizon there, why invest money in players who are not nearly as vital as those three? Fortunately Edoga is only likely a Cowboy for one more season then let go.