4 important takeaways from Cowboys 53-man roster

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2. Going short on the offensive line was smart

The Cowboys only kept 8 offensive linemen on their initial roster: Tyron Smith, Tyler Smith, Tyler Biadasz, Zack Martin, Terence Steele, Asim Richards, T.J. Bass and Matt Waletzko.

As we noted earlier, Waletzko will miss the first four games, so the group really stands at seven players depending on Chuma Edoga's health. That's extremely light for an NFL roster, but it's a smart call by Dallas, as there's no sense carrying players for the sake of having extra bodies.

At the end of the day, Matt Farniok, Alec Lindstrom, Brock Hoffman, Earl Bostick Jr., Alex Taylor-Prioleau and Josh Ball weren't worth keeping.

Expect the Cowboys to add one or two new faces to the group. There's no backup center on the roster, but they could also use a guard and a proven swing tackle. Going thin up front is fine, but as long as Dallas brings in some upgrades.