The Dallas Cowboys missed the playoffs for the sixth time in eight seasons this year, but this team has plenty of talent and expects to compete for the Super Bowl every year. As such, they are focused on making the needed tweaks to the roster this offseason in hopes they'll emerge as contenders again in 2018. Here are all the latest Cowboys rumors you need to know:
Orlando Scandrick may not be back with team
The Dallas Cowboys placed Orlando Scandrick on the trade block last season before opting to keep him, but with a number of younger defensive backs on the roster, Scandrick told "Cowlishaw and Dennis" on 103.3 FM ESPN that there's a good chance he won't be back with the team next season.
"I haven't even processed it," Scandrick said. "I came home, I've been spending time with my kids, I've been doing workouts at the health club just to my lungs good. I'm just going to sit back these next couple of weeks and then kind of see what happens. I'm going to watch the playoffs, and then when the time comes I'm sure my agent will have discussions with them and see what their direction is, then we'll go from there.
"I have no idea [if I'll be back]. I can't worry about something I can't control, but I'd be lying and it'd be foolish if I didn't think about it's possible I won't be here next year. Like I said all along, the whole time, (Jourdan Lewis, Chidobe Awuzie, Anthony Brown, Xavier Woods, Byron Jones, and Jeff Heath) play well together. There's no reason to believe that they're not only going to get better with time."
Scandrick recorded 38 tackles and three passes defensed in 11 games last season.
Dallas plans to draft another running back
Dallas was happy with the production of both Alfred Morris and Rod Smith during Ezekiel Elliott's suspension, but plan to explore other possible options at the position in the draft, according to EVP Stephen Jones.
"We'll certainly look at all the options we have, whether it be through the draft, whether it's free agency, whether it's one of these young guys that we were having in and out of here," Jones said. "There's a lot of ways to look at that, but certainly we'll need to find a third back. But I think between Zeke and Rod we've got a good head start on it."
Smith's role seems to be set as the third-down back, but Jones' comments suggest they're looking for options to replace Morris as Elliott's backup.
Morris ran for 547 yards and a touchdown on 115 carries this past season, while Smith rushed for 232 yards and four touchdowns on 55 carries while catching 19 passes for 202 yards and another score.
Cowboys to fire offensive line coach Frank Pollack
The Cowboys are expected to fire offensive line coach Frank Pollack, according to Patrik Walker of 247sports.
Not long after the team dodged a bullet by convincing VP of Player Personnel Will McClay to spurn the advances of the Houston Texans, the team is apparently looking to part ways with offensive line coach Frank Pollack -- according to a source close to the situation.
There were already rumbles this could occur as the Cowboys work to revamp their coaching staff beneath head coach Jason Garrett and while the two coordinators are safe, the assistant coaches have been anything but. It appears the team isn't keen to believe Pollack is the guy for the future, despite his accomplishments during his tenure in the Metroplex.
Pollack joined the Cowboys' coaching staff as the offensive line assistant in 2013 before being promoted to offensive line coach in 2015.
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