Which of the Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks will make their active roster for the upcoming regular season? We’ll try to predict who will make the final 53.
One of the biggest areas of competition on the Dallas Cowboys roster through the preseason has surprisingly been at the quarterback position. With the starter already in place, the race for the primary backup position is reaching it’s conclusion.
So, here is our prediction for who makes the Cowboys final 53-man roster, and who gets an unwanted visit from the Turk later this week and is cut.
- Dak Prescott
- Cooper Rush
The preseason is a funny thing. Last season, it was Dak Prescott that surprised everyone with his excellent play. This year, it’s undrafted rookie Cooper Rush who’s play allow him to leapfrog veteran Kellen Moore on the depth chart and into our 53-man roster prediction. Back-to-back poor performances by Moore certainly helped.
At this point, we know both Prescott and Rush are on the active roster, as owner Jerry Jones has already publicly announced that the latter would not be waived. The only question that is left is will Dallas elect to carry three quarterbacks on their roster. If they do, I don’t believe it will be Kellen Moore. But it could be a veteran who is released by another team during final cuts.
- Kellen Moore
- Luke McCown
I think the best option for the Cowboy is to waive Kellen Moore and attempt to bring him back on the practice squad, for which he is still eligible. That way, Moore is available if needed still provides a veteran presence to the locker room and the sidelines to help both Prescott and Rush.
As for McCown, I just don’t believe he had a real opportunity to shine in the preseason. And with so many quarterbacks flooding the market soon, I think it’s very unlikely Dallas keeps the 36-year old on their active roster.
With so many other areas of the Dallas Cowboys depth chart in need of an extra player or two, I believe the team will elect to go with just two quarterbacks on their active roster this year. And Cooper Rush has done everything he’s been asked to earn that primary back-up role to Dak Prescott. As for Kellen Moore, the fact he’s still practice squad eligible gives the team a way to keep him as well.