5 players who won't be on the Cowboys' 53-man roster come Week 1

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2. Ronald Jones, RB

Jones has the most experience of Dallas' running backs not named Tony Pollard, but he feels the least likely to make the 53-man roster.

The team has preached confidence in its young backs, and Jones' contract makes him an easy potential cut if he doesn't impress at camp.

Jones' odds to make the team hinge on a number of things: Rico Dowdle's health, whether Malik Davis can piggyback off a promising rookie year, Deuce Vaughn's camp performance and if undrafted free agent Hunter Luepke emerges as a potential short-yardage option.

The thing is nobody knows how Jones will look. He hardly had a sniff with the Chiefs last year, producing 70 rushing yards on 17 carries.

Still just 25 years old, there's a path for the McKinney North grad to become Pollard's backup, but his lost 2022 season coupled with the fact that the Cowboys tend to prioritize homegrown talent leads us to believe he's on the chopping block.