Cowboys 53-man roster and depth chart predictions after second week of training camp

  • Rookie WR makes the cut 
  • How does the RB room shape out? 
  • Tough decisions in the secondary 
Aug 1, 2023; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) runs against cornerback
Aug 1, 2023; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) runs against cornerback / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Cowboys Defensive Depth Chart



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Left Defensive End

DeMarcus Lawrence

Dante Fowler

Left Defensive Tackle

Mazi Smith

Johnathan Hankins

Right Defensive Tackle

Osa Odighizuwa

Chauncey Golston

Viliami Fehoko

Right Defensive End

Dorance Armstrong

Sam Williams

Weakside Linebacker

Leighton Vander Esch

Damone Clark

Middle Linebacker

Micah Parsons

DeMarvion Overshown

Strongside Linebacker

Jabril Cox

Devin Harper

Left Cornerback

Stephon Gilmore

DaRon Bland

Jourdan Lewis

Free Safety

Donovan Wilson

Malik Hooker

Strong Safety

Jayron Kearse

Israel Mukuamu

Right Cornerback

Trevon Diggs

Nahshon Wright

Eric Scott Jr.

Defensive Ends - Nothing crazy here though I could see these coaches keeping Florida A&M UDFA Isaiah Land as well. Dan Quinn has spoken highly of him and if he performs well the rest of camp and in the preseason games, he could force them to make a tough choice. Outside of that, the Cowboys are going to continue to run with the crew they have with Fehoko and Golston playing both inside and out.

Defensive Tackles - I can see the Cowboys trying to move both Quinton Bohanna and Neville Gallimore in order to get themselves a kicker, or depth at a position that gets hit with injuries. Look for the Cowboys to continue using Golston inside where he did very well last season along with rookie Fehoko who has that same quickness inside versus guards with Hankins and Smith manning the middle to slow down opposing running games.

Linebackers - The only surprise out of this group is Devin Harper who the Cowboys were high enough on to draft but dealt with an injury last season. His ability to play special teams will also come in handy as they will be moving on from a special teams player they've had issues with. Jabril Cox is someone that's also feeling the heat and could be on the bubble but so far he's performed well and could end up making the roster.

Safeties - The Cowboys have their core four safeties and that's not going to change, though Markquese Bell could sneak on following the injury to Donovan Wilson.

Cornerbacks - The Cowboys have an abundance of talent at cornerback. The addition of rookie Eric Scott Jr. was one that at the time was a head-scratcher for many but after seeing what he can do on the field so far in camp the Cowboys could have found themselves another DaRon Bland.