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

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Quarterback (3): Dak Prescott, Trey Lance, Cooper Rush

The biggest change here is Lance jumping Rush on the depth chart. If Lance were to finally realize his potential, he’d easily jump Rush in the pecking order. Rush represents the floor of the QB position. While he did win games as a starter in 2022, it was a credit to the defense since Rush was barely able to post an EPA (expected points added) above zero.  

A case could be made Lance would even jump Prescott if he finally fulfilled his first-round potential. Lance has the arm, speed, and athletic ability to be a franchise QB. But with Prescott coming off an MVP-level season (he finished runner up), the veteran still gets the nod over the young buck.

Tight end (4): Jake Ferguson, Luke Schoonmaker, John Stephens Jr., Brevyn Spann-Ford

Unlike the RB position, potential runs deep at TE. Ferguson has yet to plateau as a prospect and Schoonmaker, a former second-round pick, has yet to reach anything. Both have high ceilings that make them excellent all-around TEs for Dallas.

John Stephens was a preseason standout for Dallas before injury ended his season. He already had Peyton Hendershot seemingly beat out so it’s no stretch to think he can’t claim a top spot in 2024 as a pass catching specialist.

Spann-Ford is an enormous prospect the Cowboys signed as an UDFA. Not only is he a high-end blocker but his size makes him a potentially dominant red zone threat.