Nailing Down Cowboys Final 53 (I Think)

CowboysHQ.com thinks its nailed down the Cowboys' final 53 for Saturday's 3 p.m. cutdown. The scoop inside:

Here’s exactly who will make up the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster at 3 p.m. Saturday (I think):

QUARTERBACK

Tony Romo

Brandon Weeden

And how about this: What if Dallas goes with the unusual move of keeping both Vaughan and Jameill Showers on the practice squad?

RUNNING BACK 

Joe Randle

                        

Darren McFadden

Lance Dunbar

I know you want Dallas to trade for somebody. But you need to separate yourself from the silliness; Dallas sources told me they never even talked to Denver on Friday about Montee Ball ... I mean, never happened. These are your three. In the unlikely event a "star'' is needed later, I suppose they'll shoot for that. More likely: A cheap, young back who plays teams. Oh, and Gus Johnson is going to beat out Ben Malena for the P-squad.

One more thing: Man, you hope Randle has grown up out of goofballdom.

FULLBACK

Tyler Clutts

Jason Garrett believes in having one. Period.

WIDE RECEIVER

Dez Bryant

                             

Terrance Williams

Cole Beasley

Devin Street

Lucky Whitehead

A.J. Jenkins, I think, was an "almost'' here. If Street reaches the coaches' goals for him, this is a special group, all the way down to Lucky's Percy Harvin-type sub packages.

TIGHT END

Jason Witten

                                   

Gavin Escobar

James Hanna

Geoff Swaim

is there a trade-able commodity here?

OFFENSIVE LINE

Tyron Smith

Zack Martin

                                   

Travis Frederick

Ron Leary

Doug Free

Mackenzy Bernadeau

La'el Collins

Darrion Weems

They might be a guy short here -- and they might end up shopping for swing-tackle help. Remember, the rookie Green is on PUP and maybe the rookie Lawrence moves to the P-squad.

DEFENSIVE LINE 

Tyrone Crawford

DeMarcus Lawrence

                               

Randy Gregory

Jeremy Mincey

Nick Hayden

Jack Crawford

Terrell McClain

Ryan Russell

Davon Coleman

Ken Bishop

Lavar Edwards

So they keep 11 D-linemen? Yeah, I think so. And remember, this is after releasing a good player like Gardner and without counting a great player like the suspended Greg Hardy.

LINEBACKER

Sean Lee

                   

Anthony Hitchens

Damien Wilson

Kyle Wilber

Andrew Gachkar 

Jasper Brinkley

Keith Smith

Remember, like Hardy above, Rolando McClain doesn't count against this group yet. 

DEFENSIVE BACK

Brandon Carr

Mo Claiborne

Barry Church 

                     

J.J. Wilcox

Tyler Patmon

Byron Jones

Corey White

Jeff Heath

Danny McCray

The Cowboys aren't done looking here. Tim Scott will be a practice-squadder. He came on fast.

SPECIALIST

Dan Bailey

                                            

Chris Jones

L.P. Ladouceur

The Cowboys might be done with specalists but of course they aren't done. This is the 53 at 3 p.m. ... with more moves, more churning, maybe even a late-pick trade still to go.


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