8 former Cowboys players that Dallas will face in 2024

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The 2024 Dallas Cowboys schedule has arrived. While the Cowboys have nine home games compared to eight games on the road, they have one of the toughest slates in the league based on their opponents' 2023 win percentage.

Given their dominance in the NFC East, Dallas is primed to win double-digit games for the fourth straight year. They have a whopping six primetime games and a handful of other fixtures that check the must-see TV box.

Some of those matchups happen to come against some familiar faces. With that thought in mind, let's highlight some former Cowboys that will be on the opposing sideline this season.

WR Cedrick Wilson

Cedrick Wilson was on of Dak Prescott's favorite targets once upon a time. A sixth-round pick in 2018, Wilson burst onto the scene in 2021 with 45 catches for 602 yards and six touchdowns. He stepped up in a big way for the injured Michael Gallup but he had just 34 catches for 432 yards and three TDs in two seasons with the Dolphins before inking a one-year deal with the Saints this offseason. The Cowboys host New Orleans in Week 2 this season.

DT Maliek Collins

Maliek Collins was an underrated player throughout his time in Dallas. A third-round pick in 2019, Collins compiled 14.5 sacks, 40 QB hits, 20 tackles for loss and five fumble recoveries over four seasons with the Cowboys. He started 46 games the last three years for the Texans before he was surprisingly dealt to the 49ers, whom Dallas faces on the road in Week 8 on Sunday Night Football.

WR Noah Brown

Brown's last dance with the Cowboys was his best. Thrust into an unfamiliar WR2 spot early in the 2022 season while Michael Gallup completed his ACL rehab, Brown caught 43 passes for 555 yards and three touchdowns (all career-highs). He had similar production last year in Houston catching passes from rookie phenom C.J. Stroud but injuries limited him to 10 games. The Texans re-signed Brown in March, which means Brown will return to AT&T Stadium in Week 11 when Dallas and Houston meet on Monday Night Football.