DeMarcus Ware briefly flirted with coming back to Dallas early in the year, but ultimately decided to retire.
Justin Durant came back this year to help out with a depleted linebacking corps.
Miles Austin is back, even if “only” in a scouting capacity.
It doesn't happen very often, but occasionally former players make their way back to their former team. Which brings to our hypothetical question of the day:
Is there a former Cowboys player (currently playing for another team) you'd like to see back on the team in 2018? Or would you rather avoid retreads altogether?
There are many former Cowboys playing across the league.
Some, like WR Danny Amendola, QB Matt Moore, or S Andrew Sendejo got their first taste of the NFL with the Cowboys before moving on to fame and fortune elsewhere.
Some, like Terence Newman or Pacman Jones left Dallas as veterans supposedly on decline, but are still starting in the league to this day.
Others, like DeMarco Murray, Jermey Parnell, or Ronald Leary received contract offers from other teams that the Cowboys simply weren't willing or able to match.
Plus there's a whole gang of tight ends (Anthony Fasano, Martellus Bennett, Scott Chandler, John Phillips, Gavin Escobar) that never got out from under Jason Witten's mighty shadow.
And all of that is just a shortlist of former Cowboys players scattered around the league, and there are way too many of them to include every single one in the poll below.
So I've narrowed down the choices to four names (not including Tony Romo). Let us know in the poll and in the comments if you'd like one of these former Cowboys back or whether you want the Cowboys to stick to their guns and avoid retreads.
Is there a former Cowboys player (currently playing for another team) you'd like to see back on the team in 2018?
This poll is closed
RB DeMarco Murray (TEN)
DT Terrell McClain (WAS)
S Barry Church (JAC)
OG Ronald Leary (DEN)
Stick to your guns; no retreads.