Dallas Cowboys taking a run at the waive wire

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Aug 22, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints inside linebacker David Hawthorne (57) tackles New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray (35) during the second quarter of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Cuts

Enough now of looking back on what the Cowboys could’ve/should’ve done. Let’s take a look at the players who could potentially be added to the roster or are at the very least worth a look at after failing to make their parent teams 53.

Jonas Gray – New England Patriots
This was one of the more surprising cuts of the weekend. Gray flashed at times for the Patriots last year. 412 yards from 89 attempts and five touchdowns came over just nine games. Against Indianapolis Colts he broke a 75 year old record by rushing for four touchdowns- more than the rest of the league combined on that day.

Gray doesn’t have elite speed, but in a by committee scheme you’re not relying on a one back has all policy. He’s a between the tackles type of back with a violent running style and a more reliable pass blocking ability than Joseph Randle’s shown in preseason.

But perhaps Gray’s biggest question mark is passing the Jason Garret right kind of guy test. Poor time keeping and skipped practices led to Bill Belichick omitting Gray from the Super Bowl roster. Pro bowl guard Zack Martin was a college team mate of Gray’s at Notre Dame. Maybe he could convince Garrett that an opportunity and alarm clock is all Gray needs.

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