Despite it being mid-May, here is a way too early prediction for the number of players that the Dallas Cowboys will keep at each position on offense.
It is only the end of May, and the Dallas Cowboys rookie minicamp is the only live action that this team has seen so far this season.
Now that the draft is over and Organized Team Activities (OTAs) have yet to begin, we have a bit of a dead period.
As a writer, and for you- the true blue Cowboys fans, it is also around the time when we have more questions than answers for how things are going to shake out this year.
That doesn’t mean that it’s too early to do our best to try and seek the answers to our questions, and I am doing a lot of number crunching in my head to figure out just how our final 53 man roster is going to shape up.
There are plenty of you out there that are curious as to exactly who we will keep. Will we keep only five wide receivers, or will the depth of talent at the position require us to keep six? How many running backs make this team? How can we possibly sort through the plethora of defensive linemen that are competing for roster spots?
It is certainly a lot to try and figure out. But over the past few days I feel like I have a pretty solid grasp as to the range of players at each position the Dallas Cowboys will decide to keep- and for the most part I feel pretty confident in who those players will be.
Naturally, there are going to be fringe players that I project to make the roster that end up being cut during training camp or suffering an injury which will make room for an unexpected star to shine and become a fan favorite this preseason.
All in all I feel good about what I have come up with here, and hopefully you agree with me. If not, then let’s discuss it in the comments of this post.
I am going to give you the hard numbers on the projected offensive position groups that I expect to see and I will dedicate a page to each of those positions and a bit of a breakdown so you can see where I’m coming from.
Quarterbacks – 2
Running Backs – 3
Fullback – 1
Wide Receivers – 6
Tight Ends – 3/4
Offensive Linemen – 8
First, let’s cover the quarterbacks…