3 players the Cowboys were right to move on from in 2024

Give the Cowboys some credit for parting with these players this offseason.
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2. DT Neville Gallimore

The Cowboys decided not to bring back defensive tackle Neville Gallimore which was not surprising. If there was any player set to hit free agency this offseason the Cowboys should not sweat over it was Gallimore. The former Oklahoma Sooner inked a new deal with the Miami Dolphins on a one-year, $1.79 million deal.

Gallimore looked like a future star defensive tackle his rookie year in 2020. He appeared in 14 games and started nine of them. While the 2020 defense was one of the worst in franchise history, many thought Gallimore would be a key contributor for years to come. That did not go as planned.

With the team drafting Osa Odighizuwa a few years back then trading for Johnathan Hankins in 2022, Gallimore quickly slipped down the depth chart. Dallas was looking for a true run-stuffing defensive tackle and he never became that. With the Cowboys also spending a first round pick on Mazi Smith in 2023, the handwriting was on the wall for Gallimore.

Gallimore's case is the classic situation where the team hopes he becomes a permanent solution but they have to keep looking for other options. Eventually his contract runs out and the team lets him hit the open market. While some might argue Dallas should have brought back Gallimore since Hankins left, this decision will not haunt the Jones' this season.