8 former Cowboys players that Dallas will face in 2024

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C Tyler Biadasz

Biadasz is a serviceable starting center in the league, but he was never likely to re-sign given the Cowboys' cap situation and his expected market. When the dust settled, he inked a three-year deal with the Commanders to play under Dan Quinn. The Cowboys play Washington in Week 12 and again in Week 18 to close the regular season.

DEs Dorance Armstrong and Dante Fowler

While it was somewhat surprising that Quinn signed Biadasz, it was widely expected he'd recruit Armstrong and Fowler. The former Cowboys' pass rushers could have prominent roles on Quinn's defense now that Washington doesn't have Montez Sweat and Chase Young. That could be good news for Dallas as they get the Commanders twice in the second half of the season.

TE Dalton Schultz

Reunited with Noah Brown in Houston, Schultz bet on himself last offseason when he signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Texans. He parlayed that into a $36 million deal with $23.5 million guaranteed with the AFC South champs this March. In 15 games, Schultz caught 59 passes for 635 yards and five TDs. The Cowboys are in great hands at tight end with Jake Ferguson, but it's nice to see Schultz have continued success with one of the NFL's up-and-coming teams.

WR Amari Cooper

This one is going to sting, but the band-aid will be ripped off in Week 1 when the Cowboys face Cooper in Cleveland to open the season. Jerry Jones discarded Cooper after the 2021 season much to the chagrin of Cowboys fans and Cooper has made Jones rue that decision. In two seasons with the Browns, Cooper has hauled in 150 passes for 2,410 yards and 13 touchdowns. Cooper wasn't making crazy money at the time he was traded and Dallas has still yet to pay CeeDee Lamb so he could (should) absolutely still be on the team.

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