Projected front runners on offense to make the Cowboys 53-man roster

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Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Cooper Rush (10), Garrett Gilbert (3) and quarterback Dak Prescott (4) (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

Quarterbacks. 3. player. 123. . .

Quarterback is the most important position in football so I decided to start here.

I have three quarterbacks making the final roster simply because I do not have that warm and fuzzy feeling after the starter. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is obviously making the 53 and is expected to start.

The situation behind Dak is where the fun starts. I previously voiced my concerns about the backup signal-caller but it appears the Dallas Cowboys are confident in who they have currently in the building.

I expect Garrett Gilbert to take the reins and separate himself as the backup quarterback this season. His ability to come to Dallas on short notice and put an undefeated team on the ropes before eventually losing was impressive.

If Gilbert can keep the confidence he showed in limited action last season during this upcoming training camp, there shouldn’t be a reason why it wouldn’t be enough for the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff and evaluators to save some money and keep Gilbert as the backup as opposed to bringing in a bigger name.

That only leaves former undrafted free agent pickup Cooper Rush, who has been released by the Cowboys before and last season’s seventh-round pick Ben DiNucci.

Cooper Rush was the only quarterback on the roster to not play a game last season so that is an instant eyebrow-raiser for me. If DiNucci makes any kind of strides from last season, I have that as reason enough to keep him as my third quarterback over Rush.

If Garrett Gilbert can somehow wow the coaching staff to where he shows he can legitimately be the backup quarterback this year and beyond, the Dallas Cowboys could save themselves a roster spot by only going with two signal-callers.

From a general manager standpoint, it would probably be smart to keep DiNucci on the practice squad and keep Cooper Rush on the 53 but I just don’t see DiNucci making it to the practice squad. Dak Prescott, Garrett Gilbert, and Ben Dinucci take up my first three roster spots.

Quarterbacks (3) (3)

  • Dak Prescott (QB1)
  • Garrett Gilbert (QB2)
  • Ben DiNucci (QB3)