Are the Dallas Cowboys in trouble?

Edwin  - CEO March 15, 2024
Updated 2024/03/15 at 1:04 PM
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Prescott Image credit: DAZN
Prescott Image credit: DAZN

Former Philadelphia Eagles star explains Dallas Cowboys’ free agency woes


Are the Dallas Cowboys in trouble? Tayyib Abu asks for DAZN.

The Dallas Cowboys’ quiet start to free agency has raised concerns amongst fans and pundits.


The Cowboys have seen several players leave while only signing four players, three of whom are projected backups.


Dallas fans feel miffed, especially after owner Jerry Jones told them they would go ‘all in’ on player recruitment for the 2024 season.


Two-time Super Bowl winner and former Philadelphia Eagles star Chris Long has analyzed his old rivals’ issues. On the Green Light podcast, Long said, “Dallas is up a creek without a paddle. Quarterback Dak Prescott has them in a bind. They’re trying to find a way to pay him and get flexibility. But there’s no flexibility.


“Dak has a no-trade clause in his contract. That’s what kills you. They should have traded him by now, especially because they kept the head coach.”


Prescott’s contract is one of the most lucrative in the NFL. His salary cap hit for 2024 is a mammoth $59.4 million, impacting Dallas’ ability to sign free agents.


Moreover, Prescott is due to enter free agency in 2025. The cloud hanging over Dallas ‘ heads is whether the Cowboys offer him another significant contract extension.


Former Super Bowl winner names Kansas City Chiefs’ biggest Super Bowl threat


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Who will challenge the Chiefs in 2024? Tayyib Abu enquires for DAZN.

When the Kansas City Chiefs kick off the 2024 season, they will bid for an unprecedented third consecutive Super Bowl win. After winning the last two, Patrick Mahomes’ team will start the new season as heavy favorites.


But the NFL is a volatile league. Teams can suddenly become contenders after years of mediocrity. The Houston Texans are a prime example of that. Houston posted three consecutive losing seasons between 2020 and 2022 before winning the AFC South in 2023 with a 10-7 record.


It was an extraordinary turnaround. And former Super Bowl winner Chris Long thinks the Texans could be the Chiefs’ biggest challengers in 2024.


On the Green Light podcast, Long said, “The window is wide open for Houston. If you asked me who Kansas City’s biggest threat is today, I’d say Houston. I love what they’re doing.


“They lost Jonathan Greenard but upgraded with Danielle Hunter. They lost Sheldon Rankins but replaced him with Denico Autry. I’m one of his biggest fans. And they got Joe Mixon from Cincinnati, a player with a 1,000-yard season last year.”


Combine those additions alongside young quarterback C.J. Stroud, returning from a Rookie of The Year season, and the Texans are in a good spot for a Super Bowl challenge.


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