The Dallas Cowboys are in the mix of the chase for the Super Bowl this season. While they are a talented group, they have stumbled of late against two legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Dallas laid an egg against both the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles, which has put their championship contention title on the ropes.
Mike McCarthy has been catching a lot of heat and many believe the Cowboys should move on from him. He has been out-coached when Dallas has gone up against elite teams. Dak Prescott has also received quite a bit of criticism and there has been speculation that the Cowboys could look elsewhere if they don’t make a deep playoff run this season.
While the team is focused heavily on winning a championship this season, it’s never too early to look ahead. Every single front office is already starting to see their teams weaknesses and are looking at how they can improve them in the offseason no matter what the rest of the 2023 campaign has in store.
For the Cowboys, adding another running back could make sense. Tony Pollard hasn’t been bad, but they could use another option to either play alongside him or potentially replace him if they can find one good enough to do so. Both Pollard and Rico Dowdle will also be eligible to leave in free agency this offseason.
Matt Holder of Bleacher Report has one potential option for the Cowboys. He suggested that Dallas should look at signing D’Onta Foreman in free agency.
“They drafted a good pass-catching back in Deuce Vaughn this past April, but the team could use a power rusher like Foreman. That’s what the Texas native and former Longhorn is, and while he isn’t getting much playing time this season as the Bears’ third running back, he was averaging 4.5 yards per carry this season heading into Sunday.”
Looking A Few Free Agency Options For The Dallas Cowboys
Foreman could be an intriguing option for the Cowboys, but there are also other options that they should consider.
Along with Foreman, there are some star names that will potentially hit the market. It would make sense for Dallas to swing big if they thing the way they are currently built can win a Super Bowl.
Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, Saquon Barkley, retaining Pollard, and Austin Ekeler are all scheduled to hit free agency this offseason. Obviously, some of those guys will never end up actually hitting the open market. However, the Cowboys could also look into trading for an elite running back.
Jerry Jones has never shied away from making the big blockbuster move when it presents itself. It seems likely that he would love to get his hands on a back like either Henry or Barkley especially.
Expect to see the Cowboys have a very active offseason. They still appear to be headed towards serious contention in the NFC playoff picture. If they come up short again, expect Dallas to pull out the checkbook to push themselves farther into Super Bowl contention.