5 players Cowboys must bring back for the 2024 season

To keep from making more holes on their roster, the Dallas Cowboys need to retain these 5 free agents

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys / Cooper Neill/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
4 of 5
Next

2. Tyler Biadasz, C

When Travis Frederick had to call it a career — much earlier than he wanted to — the Cowboys went back to his alma mater to find a replacement. This time, it was Tyler Biadasz who was a fourth-round pick. Dallas wound up trading up for Biadaz in the 2020 NFL Draft — which happened to be the same year they landed CeeDee Lamb and Trevon Diggs.

Biadasz ended up starting four games as a rookie but in year two, he was the guy. He took every snap at center and then played 16 games in each of the next two campaigns. One of those, 2022, he even earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.

This year, however, he might not have been given any accolades but he had his best finish according to Pro Football Focus. The analytical site named him the 14th best at his position. And while he wasn't as great in pass protection as he was in run-blocking, Biadasz continued to prove he's a starting-caliber player.

Looking ahead, the Cowboys could decide to upgrade the position. 2024 isn't the year to do this though. Without much draft capital in the middle rounds and limited cap space, the smarter play is to run it back with Biadasz as the center for at least one more season. If they want to try and find a late-round pick or undrafted free agent to groom, that's worth a shot. But letting him walk without a solid replacement would add too large of a hole in the middle of the line.