Cowboys new projected final roster following 2021 NFL Draft results

With the 2021 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, the Dallas Cowboys‘ roster is starting to take shape. And with the introduction of a whopping 11 drafted rookies following the annual collegiate selection event and the events of the offseason, the team’s depth chart is sure to look vastly different from last season’s group.

But just how different? Below is our best guess attempt to do a way-too-early prediction of which players make the cut this summer and will be ready to contribute Week One (based on the 55-man roster size rules from 2020) following the draft this weekend.

Note: (*) – denotes projected final roster, ordered by projected depth chart. Also, the below list does not include undrafted rookie free agent signings.

Quarterback (2)

Dak Prescott*
Garrett Gilbert*
Ben DiNucci
Cooper Rush

Running Back (3)

Ezekiel Elliott*
Tony Pollard*
Rico Dowdle*
Sewo Olonilua

Wide Receiver (5)

Amari Cooper*
Michael Gallup*
CeeDee Lamb*
Cedrick Wilson*
Noah Brown*
Simi Fehoko (R)
Malik Turner
Stephen Guidry
Aaron Parker

Tight End (3)

Blake Jarwin*
Dalton Schultz*
Jeremy Sprinkle*
Sean McKeon

Offensive Line (11)

Tyron Smith*
Zack Martin*
La’el Collins*
Connor Williams*
Tyler Biadasz*
Connor McGovern*
Brandon Knight*
Ty Nsekhe*
Terence Steele*
Adam Redmond*
Josh Ball (R)*
Mitch Hyatt
Matt Farniok (R)
Isaac Alarcón
Eric Smith
William Sweet

Defensive Line (11)

DeMarcus Lawrence*
Randy Gregory*
Tarell Basham*
Dorance Armstrong*
Brent Urban*
Chauncey Golston (R)*
Trysten Hill*
Neville Gallimore*
Osa Odighizuwa (R)*
Antwaun Woods*
Quinton Bohanna (R)*
Bradlee Anae
Ron’Dell Carter
Ladarius Hamilton
Breeland Speaks
Carlos Watkins
Justin Hamilton
Walter Palmore

Linebacker (6)

Jaylon Smith*
Leighton Vander Esch*
Micah Parsons (R)*
Jabril Cox (R)*
Keanu Neal*
Francis Bernard*
Luke Gifford
Azur Kamara

Cornerback (7)

Trevon Diggs*
Kelvin Joseph (R)*
Anthony Brown*
Jourdan Lewis*
C.J. Goodwin*
Reggie Robinson II*
Nahshon Wright (R)*
Deante Burton
Maurice Canady
Saivion Smith
Kemon Hall
Rashard Robinson

Safety (4)

Damontae Kazee*
Donovan Wilson*
Jayron Kearse*
Darian Thompson*
Israel Mukuamu (R)
Steven Parker

Specialists (3)

Greg Zuerlein*
Jake McQuaide*
Hunter Niswander*
Bryan Anger