4 moves Cowboys must make to reach next year's Super Bowl

If the Dallas Cowboys are really 'all-in' then they should go after these 4 free agents to make a Super Bowl run in 2024

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1. Signs RB Derrick Henry

In 2016, there were two star running backs added to the NFL in the draft. One was Ezekiel Elliott, who was selected fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys. The other is Derrick Henry, who fell to the second round where the Tennessee Titans added him with the 45th overall selection.

Elliott had a strong seven-year run in Dallas and twice led the NFL in rushing. Henry started slower than Zeke but then exploded in 2018. He also led the league in rushing twice during his eight seasons with the Titans, doing so in 2019 with 1,540 yards as well as in 2020 with 2,027 yards.

In all, Henry has 9,502 yards and 90 touchdowns on the ground and 155 receptions for an additional 1,458 yards with three scores. This past season, he was still bowling players over at the age of 29 and racked up 1,167 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Dallas, who released Elliott ahead of the 2023 campaign and franchise-tagged Tony Pollard, needs to make some major changes to their ground game following a disappointing year. This has led to speculation that they could be targeting Henry and the rumors only heated up when he began to work out in Dallas this offseason.

Henry will be 30 years old in 2024 and that should give teams pause when it comes to offering a long-term deal. But if Dallas can get him on a one-or-two year contract, while still going for some youth in the NFL Draft, that could wind up being the game-changer they need on offense.

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