5 bold predictions for the Dallas Cowboys 2024 offseason

If the Dallas Cowboys really are "all-in" for 2024, they should be making these five bold moves

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2. Cowboys land RB A.J. Dillon

After moving on from Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys used the franchise tag on Tony Pollard who finally got his chance to be the lead back. He topped 1,000 yards for the second year in a row but wasn’t nearly as explosive as he was in his complementary role. He also managed to hit 100 yards just once throughout the season.

That’s why it’s predicted Pollard will leave in free agency as Dallas goes in a different direction. There are those who believe they can make a huge splash and add either Derrick Henry or Saquon Barkley. Both would be huge additions but come with concerns. For Henry, he’s been over-utilized throughout his career by the Tennessee Titans. For Barkley, he’s also coming off a “down season” and has struggled with durability.

Even with those concerns, both players are likely to break the bank which could take the Cowboys out of the running. But that doesn’t mean they can’t improve their ground game in a huge way, which they do in this prediction by landing A.J. Dillon.

A former second round pick, Dillon spent the past four years with the Green Bay Packers and has been the No. 2 back behind Aaron Jones. He has 2,428 yards on the ground and 16 touchdowns with an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. He also has 763 yards and two touchdowns as a pass-catcher in his career.

Dillon, who averaged just 3.4 yards per attempt in 2023, could benefit from a fresh start. Dallas could benefit from signing a 247-pound halfback, especially after their struggles in short-yardage situations this past season. That makes this a great pairing for both sides.