3 Cowboys whose job could be on the line in the last preseason game

Cowboys, Will Grier. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Preseason Week 2 was much better for the Dallas Cowboys than Week 1 was. Perhaps they were worn out from their scrimmage with the Denver Broncos, but they looked sloppy and undisciplined in the opener.

Once they headed to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers, everything seemed much better. They did still have a few penalties but it wasn’t the flag-fest we saw in Denver. With that being the case, several players have been able to show what they can do when given the chance.

Of course, others have struggled when thrown into the fire. That’s what makes the preseason worth watching. And in the final exhibition game for Dallas, these three players could be fighting to save their jobs as the Seattle Seahawks come to town.

3 Cowboys whose jobs could be on the line in the final preseason game

Cowboys, Josh Ball. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Josh Ball, OT

Dallas seems to be getting risky with their offensive tackles. Not only have they once again lost Tyron Smith to injury, but they also went with inexperienced options at swing tackle knowing about Smith’s durability issues.

The primary backup for the Cowboys has played a big role in each of the past six seasons and it would be wise to expect that to continue. For that reason, it was a bit of a surprise to see Josh Ball and Matt Waletzko as their top options.

Heading into Week 3 of the preseason, they should be thinking of calling an audible. Waletzko’s currently injured and Ball didn’t shine when he was on the field the past two weeks. Of course, this front office is slow to react, so they’re not likely kicking the tires on any replacement options.

Should Ball struggle in the finale, that could change. He might not be in danger of being cut, but there’s a chance he could be reduced to fourth on the depth chart, which could result in another campaign where he doesn’t get a snap in the regular season.