3 projected Cowboys starters who need the most playing time in preseason

These projected Cowboys starters need meaningful preseason snaps.

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1. Jake Ferguson

The Cowboys are returning every skill position on offense except one. With Dalton Schultz now in Houston, Jake Ferguson is the projected opening day starter for the regular season. The second-year man out of Wisconsin made the most of his opportunities last season, but now he has to take his game to the next level.

Ferguson has not generated a lot of buzz in training camp so far, but he is running with the first team. Dallas had their "Mojo Moment" practice session earlier in the week and Ferguson caught a touchdown from Prescott. It might not have been anything too special, but Ferguson looked natural coming off an out route for the reception.

Schultz was always a weapon for Prescott to look for down by the goal line the past two seasons, but Ferguson seems capable of taking the reins as the number one tight end. With second round pick Luke Schoonmaker sidelined by a foot injury, Ferguson has a chance for more reps.

It is more than likely all of the offensive starters will not see the field this preseason, but Ferguson should be an exception. The coaches will likely not keep him out there for very long, but a handful of drives in at least the first two games can do nothing but continue to build his confidence.