3 Cowboys who could be cut before playing a snap

The depth on the Cowboys roster is so competitive that these 3 players could be cut before ever taking a snap with the franchise
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1. Ben Banogu, EDGE

Another former second-round pick made his way to Dallas this offseason as they added Ben Banogu following his release from the Indianapolis Colts. A local prospect, Banogu grew up just six miles from the team's practice facility and became a star at TCU — following a stint with Louisiana-Monroe.

Banogu spent four seasons with the Colts but never lived up to expectations. He had just 29 tackles and 2.5 sacks — with all of his sacks coming during his rookie campaign in 2019. That year, he had eight quarterback pressures as well, which was also a personal-best.

Once he landed with Dallas, there was hope that his potential could be tapped. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn knows how to get the most out of his edge rushers and that could be a huge benefit for the fifth-year player.

The only issue is, the Cowboys might not be able to keep him on the roster.

They did release Takk McKinley, which helps open up a spot for training camp and the preseason but McKinley wasn't expected to make the team. That's not a knock on his talent either but just the way the numbers worked.

Right now, DeMarcus Lawrence, Dorance Armstrong, Sam Williams, Dante Fowler, Jr., and rookie Viliami Fehoko are listed at defensive end. Fehoko might slide inside to a 3-tech role but he has the ability to do either, as does Chauncey Golston. This is without even mentioning how often Micah Parsons is on the line during the game.

In the end, there might be too many options for Banogu to make it.

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