With three games and one half of training camp complete, it seems like an appropriate time to make our best guess at the Cowboys final 53-man roster.
Last Saturday was the first time we got a glimpse of what the 2017 Dallas Cowboys should look like as ten of the eleven offensive starters made their debut. If not for a red zone fumble, the offense could not have made a better first impression.
Whether or not you see a lot of those guys again versus the Oakland Raiders will depend on many factors. Personally, I would not play the starters more than one series since they play them later in the season. I’m also not so sure that the reps are of great need but it’s possible they play for a half.
Another great reason to let other guys get more playing time for the sake of the roster. Obviously there are 35-40 guys who have a clear and specific role on this team. Now is the time to find out who will compromise the remaining spots on this team.
For now, let’s take a look at what I think the final 53-man roster will look like.
Dak Prescott, Kellen Moore, Cooper Rush
The Cowboys are extremely fortunate to go from Tony Romo to Dak Prescott. Not many teams get the opportunity to transition from one franchise quarterback to another as seamlessly as the Cowboys.
While it was just one game, Prescott looks even better than he did last year. Rush has not only earned a spot, he could likely push Moore for the backup job. This has become the most unforeseen battle in training camp. Moore continues to do nothing to help himself while Rush makes play after play.