5 players who are definitely entering their last year with Cowboys

These players won't likely be back in 2025...
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Life comes at you fast in the NFL. For the Dallas Cowboys, massive changes could be looming after the 2024 season depending on how the year goes. Head coach Mike McCarthy is under a lot of pressure, and so is quarterback Dak Prescott, to say the least. The Cowboys have a couple of significant contract situations to sort out between both Prescott and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, but it would be disingenuous to say those two guys are "definitely" entering their last years as Cowboys.

...But they might be.

There are other players on the roster right now who might be lower-hanging fruit when it comes to projecting their departures beyond this season. What players are probably only going to be in Dallas for one more season?

1. Ezekiel Elliott, running back

Alright, we've been through this before. Ezekiel Elliott already played his "last" year with the Cowboys a couple of years ago, and he's already back after spending the 2023 season with the New England Patriots.

Now, Zeke is back for one more run with Dallas. Is it possible that the reunion could last more than just one season? Sure, anything is possible. Especially with the Cowboys' current depth at the running back position. But it's all going to hinge on whether or not Elliott proves he's worth keeping around beyond this season.

There were a variety of reasons why the Cowboys let him go in the first place after the 2022 season.

Elliott is going to be 29 by the time the 2024 season rolls around and he will turn 30 next offseason. As we all know, crossing that age-30 barrier is the point of no return when it comes to the running back position in the NFL. There are few guys who play beyond the age of 30. The Cowboys obviously love Zeke, and he's undoubtedly being embraced for his return tour in 2024, but it probably won't last beyond this year.