2. Juanyeh Thomas, safety
Entering the 2023 training camp/preseason cycle, you kind of expected that it would be toughest to stand out and carve a roster spot if you were a fringe player for the Dallas Cowboys defensively. This area of the roster appears to be the deepest, and roster cuts were already going to be tough for Dallas regardless of what guys stood out in training camp or the preseason.
In the secondary, the Cowboys have had a number of young players stepping up this offseason, including second-year safety Juanyeh Thomas. Another former undrafted gem finding his way onto the Dallas Cowboys' active roster...
The Cowboys' safety position is looking as loaded as ever, but Thomas has a chance to be a significant contributor at 6-foot-3, 217 pounds. He racked up 11 tackles and an interception in the preseason, showcasing his range and versatility with a TFL as well.
Some guys just make the evaluation easy in the preseason. Juanyeh Thomas is one of those guys. When you are out there consistently making plays, always being around the ball, and making an impression, you're going to force your way onto the team's 53-man roster. Even with players like Donovan Wilson, Malik Hooker, Jayron Kearse, Israel Mukuamu, and Marqueese Bell, the Cowboys have had their hand forced.
There's no way they can reasonably justify cutting Juanyeh Thomas. He needs to be on the roster.