Cowboys 53 Man Roster Projection: Offense

Who will actually wear the star? We take a guess at the composition of the final 53 man roster. In this article, we tackle the offensive positions.

With the loss of Orlando Scandrick to a season-ending knee injury, much talk has arisen over how the Cowboys will construct their 53-man roster. The cut-down to 75 players is due by September 1st, 4pm Eastern, while the final whittling down to 53 by the same time on September 5th. Here’s our two-part look at who we think will end up on the 53, and make up the majority of the 10-man practice squad.

Part I: Offense (25)




SpotPlayerPosition
1Tony RomoQB
2Brandon WeedenQB
3Joseph RandleRB
4Darren McFaddenRB
5Lance DunbarRB
6Gus JohnsonRB
7Tyler CluttsRB
8Dez BryantWR
9Terrance WilliamsWR
10Cole BeasleyWR
11Devin StreetWR
12A.J. JenkinsWR
13Lucky WhiteheadWR
14Tyron SmithOL
15Zack MartinOL
16Travis FrederickOL
17La'el CollinsOL
18Doug FreeOL
19Darrion WeemsOL
20Mack BernadeauOL
21Ron LearyOL
22Jason WittenTE
23Gavin EscobarTE
24James HannaTE
25Geoff SwaimTE

QB: No suprises here, Romo and Weeden, with Showers winning the practice squad spot over Vaughan, who started camp slow and looked utterly horrid against San Francisco.

RB: Surprise, surprise. The Cowboys keep four, plus a fullback, as Gus Johnson earns the short-yardage designation. This is one area were things could likely change after cutdowns from other teams put other players on the market.

TE: A mild surprise here, as the Cowboys keep four tight ends and a fullback. Another position that is likely to be crunched once other teams make cuts.

WR: AJ Jenkins has made a strong push recently, and his first-round pedigree combined with the “lights coming on” has Dallas keeping six. Dallas has to have hope for their young gun wide receivers and puts two of them on the practice squad as Lucky Whitehead wins the primary returner role.

Offensive Line: Only eight, as I fully expect the Cowboys to be on the market for another tackle once cuts by other teams are made. This assumes Chaz Green gets a redshirt year after his offseason surgery.

Coming soon, the 25 players who make the Cowboys' roster on defense.


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