3 former Cowboys we'd love to see return in 2024

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The Dallas Cowboys' wild card loss led to speculation about whether Jerry Jones would make sweeping changes this offseason. Everyone theorized it would start with firing Mike McCarthy as head coach, but McCarthy and most of his staff will be back in 2024.

Jones hasn't ruled out signing McCarthy to a one-year extension. That would do a lot to ease pressure both on McCarthy, who's a lame-duck coach on the final year of his contract, and the players in the locker room.

Regardless of whether Jones makes all-in signings or trades, 2024 is very much a make-or-break year for McCarthy and the Cowboys. With so much riding on the season, Jones could bring back former players that either never should've left to begin with or signed contracts as free agents they otherwise wouldn't have received from the owner.

3. WR Noah Brown

This came down to Noah Brown and Cedrick Wilson. Incredibly, Brown is more established than Wilson at this point in their careers. Wilson burst onto the scene in 2021 with 602 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He filled in admirably for the injured Michael Gallup and became a big-play threat for the offense.

A hot commodity in free agency, Wilson signed a three-year $22.05 million contract with the Dolphins that offseason and disappeared. Over two seasons in Miami, the former Cowboys sixth-round pick has managed 34 catches for 432 yards and three touchdowns.

In 2023 alone (10 games), Brown posted 33 catches for 567 yards and two TDs for the Texans. He stepped up big time in light of the injury to Nico Collins. Injuries derailed what could've been a 1,000-yard season for Brown, who exceeded expectations for Dallas in a prominent role two years ago when the WR corps was in flux.

The 28-year-old could provide a spark to the Cowboys' receiver room yet again. Gallup could get released and 2022 third-round pick Jalen Tolbert isn't an established starter. There isn't much behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks.

We'd love to have Browns back as Dallas' WR4 next season. He's a big play waiting to happen and loves getting his nose dirty as a run-blocker.