4 Cowboys under contract in 2024 that fans are ready to move on from

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3. Damone Clark, LB

Cowboys fans hoped Clark would develop into an every-down off-ball linebacker. Still just 23 years old and less than two years removed from spinal infusion surgery, Clark didn't make the second-year leap everyone expected of him.

It's harsh to say fans are ready to move on from Clark, but his weaknesses were exposed. The Cowboys can't have him as one of their two starting linebackers in 2024. The former fifth-round pick often got deceived by motion and was caught in no-man's land on big runs.

It is worth noting that not every play experiences linear progression. Clark is still very young and he could benefit greatly from Dallas getting a proven linebacker in the door. It's no surprise he struggled given the Cowboys had to play safety Markquese Bell next to him.

Patrick Queen was a liability before the Ravens went out and traded for Roquan Smith. That's not to say Jerry Jones should trade for a standout LB, but someone like Azeez Al-Shaiir would likely do wonders for Clark's development.

Having said that, Clark will be under a lot of pressure to perform in 2024, whether it's as a starter or rotational player.