Cowboys 53-man roster prediction before training camp: Prioritizing potential

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Offensive Line (9): Tyler Smith, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, Terence Steele, Tyler Biadasz, Matt Waletzko, Matt Farniok, Asim Richards, Chuma Edoga

The Dallas Cowboys' top-5 linemen aren’t very disputable at this point. If everyone is healthy Tyler Smith, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, Terence Steele and Tyler Biadasz are the best.

The reserve with the highest potential is arguably Matt Waletzko. The second year OT has been moving around the formation and could be a reserve at multiple posts. His foot speed and agility are good enough to be a starting OT one day, so the Cowboys are obviously interested in keeping him around.

Speaking of footspeed, Josh Ball likely misses the cut since his heavy steps have been a hinderance to him in pass protection. He was near-dominant as a run blocker but looks incapable of ever playing OT. Unless he surprises as an OG, his ceiling has been found.

Matt Farniok was a developmental draft pick from the start. Athletically, he tested in the elite ranks. On the field, he’s been a mixed bag. He can play all three interior positions and has improved year over year which helps his cause.

Asim Richards is gifted in many ways and just needs to improve his play strength. He has starter potential and the Cowboys know it. Chuma Edoga has been a bust so far but he has top-100 pedigree and is making a position move to OG. In the limited sample size we have, he was great. Thus Dallas’ interest in him.