Dallas Cowboys: 5 best fortified positions before camp

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We reveal the Dallas Cowboys five best fortified positions before camp

The Dallas Cowboys will have plenty of new faces competing to fill depth chart slots whenever training camp gets underway. It’s also anyone’s guess how the functionality of practices will operate in this unique environment.

Going off the player information we have at the moment, below are the five best fortified positions on the Cowboys roster heading into training camp.


It’s hard to overstate how great it feels to list this position first after years of depth uncertainty. Dak Prescott is officially locked in as the 2020 starter after signing his franchise tag. The signing of veteran Andy Dalton as chief backup was a blessing.

At only 32 years old, Dalton brings 133 starts and 70 wins as insurance, and also adds a guiding voice to support Prescott. Seventh round draft pick Ben DiNucci is an ideal, low risk project with versatility and desired swagger.


Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup each return 1,100+ yards to a top heavy receivers group. First round draft pick CeeDee Lamb is the most versatile elite receiver of the 2020 class. This starting trio should rank in the NFL’s top five.

Depth has a sizable drop off and lacks experience. Devin Smith, Cedrick Wilson, and Ventell Bryant combined for only 11 catches last season. A handful of youngsters will also compete for depth positions.

Of note, Dallas only threw 42 passes towards receivers beyond the top three last season. 24 of those went to departed fourth receiver Tavon Austin. Finding a serviceable fourth receiver out of many candidates should be doable.