Cowboys Depth Chart + 54-Man Predictions

The Cowboys are ready to get their offseason workouts and OTAs underway. We take a look at how things might play out for the 90 players invited to spend the summer with the big club. For now.

We're just four months away. The Cowboys will take on the New York Giants on Sunday night, September 13th, leaving four months of hard work, dedication and preparation for the players and staff in Dallas. While there will likely be several moves made between now and the roster cutdown days in August, we do currently have 90 players on the Cowboys roster that we can poke, prod and analyze as to their fit and value.

Here, we'll do just that, and attempt to put players in their rightful spots, creating our best-guess scenario as to not just the 54 man roster (an extra spot will be available due to Greg Hardy's suspension, however long it ends up being) that starts the year, but also the depth chart.

QBRBFBWRTEGCTDEDTLBCBSSTTOTAL
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NamePositionCollegeExperience53?
Bernadeau, MackenzyCBentley7 
Frederick, TravisCWisconsin2 
Patmon, TylerCBOklahoma State1 
Carr, BrandonCBGrand Valley State7 
Claiborne, MorrisCBLSU3 
Scandrick, OrlandoCBBoise State7 
White, CoreyCBSamford3 
Jones, ByronCBConnecticutR 
Lawrence, DemarcusDEBoise St.1 
Mincey, JeremyDEFlorida9 
Hardy, GregDEMississippi5 
Gregory, RandyDENebraskaR 
Russell, RyanDEPurdueR 
Crawford, JackDEPenn State3 
Bishop, KenDTNorthern Illinois1 
Crawford, TyroneDTBoise State3 
Hayden, NickDTWisconsin7 
McClain, TerrellDTSouth Florida4 
Whaley, ChrisDTTexas1 
Agnew, RayFBSouthern Illinois1 
Leary, RonaldGMemphis3 
Martin, ZackGNotre Dame1 
Collins, La'elGLSUR 
Bailey, DanKOklahoma State4 
Hitchens, AnthonyLBIowa1 
Lee, SeanLBPenn State5 
McClain, RolandoLBAlabama4 
Brinkley, JasperLBSouth Carolina6 
Gachkar, AndrewLBMissouri4 
Nzeocha, MarkLBWyomingR 
Wilson, DamienLBMinnesotaR 
Ladouceur, L.P.LSCalifornia10 
Jones, ChrisPCarson-Newman3 
Romo, TonyQBEastern Illinois12 
Vaughan, DustinQBWest Texas A&M1 
Dunbar, LanceRBNorth Texas3 
Randle, JosephRBOklahoma State2 
Williams, RyanRBVirginia Tech4 
Church, BarrySToledo5 
Heath, JeffSSaginaw Valley State2 
Wilcox, J.J.SGeorgia Southern2 
Free, DougTNorthern Illinois8 
Smith, TyronTUSC4 
Green, ChazTFloridaR 
Gibson, LaurenceTVirginia TechR 
Escobar, GavinTESan Diego State2 
Hanna, JamesTEOklahoma3 
Witten, JasonTETennessee12 
Beasley, ColeWRSouthern Methodist3 
Bryant, DezWROklahoma State5 
Street, DevinWRPittsburgh1 
Williams, TerranceWRBaylor2 
Farmer, GeorgeWRSouthern CaliforniaR 
Goodley, AntwanWRBaylorR 
     
Gardner, BenDEStanford1PS
Obada, EfeDE- -RPS (Intl)
Showers, JameillQBTexas-El PasoRPS
Days, SynjynRBGeorgia TechRPS
Scott, TimSNorth CarolinaRPS
Swaim, GeoffTETexasRPS
Whitehead, LuckyWRFlorida AtlanticRPS
Dunn, ReggieWRUtah2PS
Coleman, DavonDTArizona State1PS

A couple of notes here. The biggest omission for some people will be Darren McFadden not being listed. I cannot shake the feeling that he was "Joseph Randle arrest/suspension insurance" and will struggle to make the team. I'm in the minority here, and will eat crow accordingly. I also don't have Brandon Weeden making the team, because, well... I saw the Arizona game.

Randy Gregory is basically the backup to whomever is starting at RDE, I expect that to be his role as Mincey starts in Hardy's suspension and once Greg Hardy returns and Mincey shifts to backup Lawrence and kick inside.

Morris Claiborne claims he'll be full-go for training camp, so I'll believe him until I see differently. He'll make an excellent dime corner, we hope.

I chose Ray Agnew over Jed Collins at fullback simply because cutting Collins gives Dallas a 4th compensatory pick in the 2016 draft.

Goodley won the 54th slot as the projected return man and Dwayne Harris replacement, but I'm not at all sure it goes to him. I think that the return duties could easily go to Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams depending on how each fare during camp. The other UDFA receivers are in the discussion as well, obviously. An interesting battle was for the final two active defensive end spots, with Ryan Russell and Jack Crawford beating out Ben Gardner.

Someone will be cut to make way for a camp leg to keep Dan "Split'Em" Bailey fresh, and you'd expect the team to bring in a veteran safety to mix with the three guys that have experience. Also, don't at all be suprised to see Dallas go out and acquire a runnning back to round out the rotation (in place of McFadden). It could even be a bell cow back, and I'm not talking about Adrian Peterson.

Anything else you want to discuss, find me on twitter, @KDP10For10.




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