5 Cowboys who definitely won't be back next season

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The Dallas Cowboys season is over. While every team endures roster turnover each offseason, there's a reason 2023 was viewed as the Cowboys' best chance to reach the Super Bowl. Not only did they guarantee themselves a minimum of two home playoff games, but they fielded a largely healthy roster going into postseason.

Beyond that, though, is the fact this roster -- and coaching staff -- could look a lot different next season. The Cowboys have a laundry list of players set to hit free agency and salary cap constraints could force leadership to make some tough decisions on long-tenured players.

There's still two months until the legal tampering period, let's dive into the players who we already know won't be back with the team in 2024.

5. Chuma Edoga, LT

The Cowboys might prioritize taking a tackle in the 2024 NFL Draft. Tyron Smith is a free agent, but we think he'll be back on a short-term deal. Terence Steele's performance this season didn't inspire any confidence after he signed a big contract, so Dallas needs to lock in on finding a competent swing tackle.

Edgoa was signed last offseason to fill that role. He made multiple starts filling in for Smith and several of his lowlights blew up on Cowboys Twitter. He put forth some of the worst pass-blocking reps you'll ever see, but the film will tell you he was actually serviceable.

Edoga allowed three sacks, 16 pressures and five quarterback hits on 251 pass-block snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. Again, Edoga wasn't terrible, but the Cowboys lost a couple games this season due to the fact the dropoff between Smith and Edoga was so substantial.