Dallas Cowboys News, May 1: Potential Trade Targets at Running Back, Cowboys Projected To Miss Playoffs in 2024, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Dallas Cowboys, including potential trade targets at RB, Dallas projected to miss the playoffs in 2024, and more.

While the Dallas Cowboys made a few notable additions in the 2024 NFL Draft, they failed to address the elephant in the room.

That was the team’s lack of a starting running back, as the Cowboys finalized a one-year deal with Ezekiel Elliott following the event.

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As of right now, Elliott is seemingly the favorite to start in Dallas’ backfield. Yet, there are a few intriguing options to monitor on the trade market. Given the team’s lack of activity this offseason, one recent prediction has the Cowboys completely missing the playoffs in 2024.

All of that and more in today’s Cowboys news!

Will Ezekiel Elliott Start for the Cowboys in 2024?

Based on the comments from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, it seemed like Dallas was going to address running back in the 2024 NFL Draft. Yet, they sat back as all of the top running backs were selected — not drafting a single one themselves.

Therefore, right now, Elliott sits atop the RB depth chart in Dallas. Pro Football Network’s Josiah Caswell analyzed the running back situation for the Cowboys following the team’s latest addition.

READ MORE: Projecting Dallas’ RB Depth Chart

Cowboys RB Trade Market: Dameon Pierce, Khalil Herbert, Miles Sanders Could Make Sense

While Elliott sits comfortably atop Dallas’ depth chart right now, there are a few intriguing trade targets to watch as the regular season approaches.

PFN’s Dallas Robinson outlined a few potential targets that could become available this offseason. Most notable is Houston Texans RB Dameon Pierce, who has seemingly fallen out of favor in the team’s backfield and could thus be on the move relatively soon.

CONTINUE READING: Potential Trade Targets at RB

Predicting the 2024 NFL Playoffs: Cowboys Fail To Reach the Postseason

Robinson also released his latest predictions for the 2024 NFL playoffs. While Cowboys fans certainly won’t be happy seeing the Philadelphia Eagles listed at the top of the NFC, they’ll be even more upset by not seeing Dallas at all in Robinson’s postseason projections.

Robinson believes that due to Dallas’ lack of offseason moves, there’s a legitimate chance that the franchise will take a major step back in 2024.

KEEP READING: 2024 NFL Playoff Predictions

Cowboys’ Draft Picks Receive Jersey Numbers for 2024

Dallas failed to select any flashy players in the 2024 NFL Draft, yet they did address the trenches on both sides of the ball.

While none of the rookies will lead the NFL in jersey sales, it’s still worth taking a look at which numbers they are going to wear in Dallas.

Cowboys first-round pick Tyler Guyton is sticking with No. 60, which he wore at Oklahoma.

READ MORE: Rookie Jersey Numbers Revealed

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