4 Cowboys players who won't be missed in 2024

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The Dallas Cowboys will be faced with some tough decisions this offseason. Jerry Jones is officially on the record saying the team will be "all-in." We'll see what that ultimately means come March, but it stands to reason the roster will look a lot different come training camp.

First and foremost, the Cowboys have to get under the cap and decide which free agents -- and there's a lot of them -- they want back.

Following maybe the most embarrassing playoff loss in franchise history, Dallas needs to bolster areas of need to get over the hump in the postseason. This will require upgrading positions and letting players walk. With the latter idea in mind, fans won't be upset to see the Cowboys move on from these players.

4. Tony Pollard, RB

Tony Pollard would rank higher on this list, but something tells us the Cowboys will try to bring him back on a cheap one-year deal. A former fan favorite over his first four seasons, Pollard's popularity plummeted as he struggled as the team's lead back.

For context, Pollard had more yards after contact, missed tackles forced and explosive runs last season on 36 fewer carries. One would think more volume would lead to him eclipsing last year's numbers by default, but that just underlines how much of a struggle 2023 was for Pollard.

The Cowboys understandably paid up to keep Pollard last offseason. The $10.09 million franchise tag seemed like a fair price after the RB's breakout year in 2022. Now, he might be worth half of that. Regardless, don't be shocked if Dallas brings back Rico Dowdle or signs a free agent (Derrick Henry, anyone?), and drafts a prospect relatively high in April.

This backfield needs to be renovated and that starts with letting Pollard walk.