Cowboys 53-man roster prediction: The 2024 all-potential team

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With minicamps fast approaching and training camp less than two months away, it’s roster prediction time across the NFL. Conventional wisdom says to follow the chalk. Proven players and draft picks make the cut, while unknowns and long-shots are left on the outside looking in.

Coming off three consecutive 12-win seasons, the Cowboys are already a good team with a fairly stable roster. Losing teams offer the best opportunities for unproven and high potential players. Dallas is spot filling holes at most. Conservative 53-man roster predictions are expected as the Cowboys coaching staff plays out the final year of their respective deals.

Yet at the end of the day, talent wins out. If unproven players shine in training camp and standout in the preseason, they’ll get a seat at the table. The Cowboys are loaded with potential across their roster and if those high-ceiling players reach that potential, Dallas could be a force to be reckoned with in 2024 and beyond.

In this 2024 Cowboys 53-man roster prediction, it’s all about potential. If all the unproven players play up to their peak levels this summer, the final roster will look much different than the conservative estimates floating around.  

Special Teams (3): Brandon Aubrey, Brian Anger, Trent Sieg

Not much mystery here under any particular circumstance. Coming off a brilliant rookie campaign, Aubrey is both the high ceiling and the high floor player at kicker. The 29-year-old former pro soccer player showed he had both the accuracy and the distance as a rookie going 36-for-38 on all field goals and a perfect 10-for-10 on kicks of 50+ yards.

Anger is still regarded as one of the best punters in the NFL, able to hit on distance, hangtime, and sideline placement. He’d save the Cowboys considerable cash if he could be replaced ($3 million per OTC) so he’s worth monitoring. But since this prediction is about potential, Anger is the runaway favorite right now given his skillset.

Sieg was one of the first players Dallas re-signed this winter. He’s both inexpensive and reliable. No reason to bump him when he’s been just about flawless up to this point.