3 reasons why the Cowboys should bring Tony Pollard back in 2024

After not being franchise-tagged on Monday, Pollard's future with Dallas is up in the air, but are positives if he was to re-sign.
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2. Tony Pollard is affordable

The Cowboys' cap situation will look different come March. Per Over The Cap, after the league-wide salary cap increase, Dallas is now just under $9 million over the cap after they started the offseason nearly $21 million over.

According to Spotrac, Pollard's current market value going into the 2024 season stands at $6.2 million which is in the range as fellow free agents D'Andre Swift and Gus Edwards after his stellar 2023 season. The market value for other big-names such as Josh Jacobs and Saquon Barkley are over $10 million.

So ultimately, keeping Pollard could be a cheaper option and turn out to benefit the Cowboys even further if Pollard puts together a rebound season. At a going rate of $6 million, Dallas could sign Pollard and Rico Dowdle and draft their future starter in April's draft.