3 free agents that would cement the Cowboys as Super Bowl contenders

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3. Leonard Fournette, RB

The Cowboys' running back room is quite interesting as it stands now.

Tony Pollard is locked and loaded as the RB1 in Dallas' offense. He'll be the lead back and carry the bulk of the workload.

But, the 26-year-old running back doesn't have more than 195 carries in a season and only topped 200 touches once over his first four NFL seasons. Last year, he had 232 total touches to go with 1,378 scrimmage yards and 12 touchdowns. Even in college, Pollard only had 243 total touches in three seasons at Memphis.

It'll be interesting to see just how much of a workload Pollard can handle as the lead back in Dallas. But behind Pollard, who's the RB2?

Malik Davis looked solid when given the opportunity in his rookie season, but can the Cowboys trust to give him the RB2 job? He had just 38 carries in 2022.

Ronald Jones II signed with the team in March but has failed to make an impact over his last two years. He had 17 carries last season with the Chiefs and 101 carries for 428 yards in 2021 on the Buccaneers. Jones does have a 978-yard rushing season in 2020, however, that occurred almost three years ago.

Deuce Vaughn is also an interesting case. Vaughn put up over 3,600 rush yards in three college seasons at Kansas State and was drafted in the 6th round of the 2023 NFL Draft. But at 5-foot-6, he brings more speed than power behind Pollard.

That's why signing a player like Fournette would really cement Dallas as Super Bowl contenders.

Fournette is past his prime at 28 years old and is coming off a poor season with the Buccaneers. But the former fourth overall pick could be a key asset in Dallas' backfield.

He can be that reliable power runner behind Pollard, an area where the Cowboys currently lack with their running backs. After the departure of Ezekiel Elliott, the team needs a player to get tough yards in short situations and in the red zone like Elliott did last year. Fournette can be that guy as a serviceable backup on Dallas.

Fournette would give the Cowboys a veteran running back with over 4,400 rush yards. Spotrac lists his salary at just $2.3 million in 2023.