5 cut players we would like to see back on the Cowboys practice squad

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1. Juanyeh Thomas, S

It feels weird to note this, but the Cowboys suddenly have a very talented group of safeties. The top three are very impressive in Malik Hooker, Jayron Kearse, and Donovan Wilson. Behind them on the initial roster will be Israel Mukuamu and Markquese Bell, who both showed out in the preseason.

Mukuamu was a huge star, recording two picks and showing major progress in his second year in the league. The South Carolina product was moved from corner to safety and it seems as though he’s much more comfortable now.

Bell was undrafted out of Florida A&M and made one play after another this preseason. He played so well that they were unable to keep Tyler Cole or Juanyeh Thomas — who both had their fair share of plays.

For Thomas, this included a game-sealing interception against Seattle when he picked off Jacob Eason. That was his lone pick, and he ended up with five tackles in the preseason, but he did more than just play safety.

The rookie was an ace on special teams, especially when protecting on punt returns. He was great with hand-fighting and often kept his guy out of the way from the return man.

Dallas is apparently interested in bringing him back to the practice squad, which would be a wise move on their part with Wilson in the final year of his deal.

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