Jayron Kearse went from an under-the-radar signing to a vocal leader of the defense under Dan Quinn. He leads one of the better safety trios in the NFL with both Donovan Wilson and Malik Hooker signing multi-year extensions this offseason.
Israel Mukuamu is still there as the fourth option and he can also play coverage in the slot when needed. Lastly, Juanyeh Thomas has been putting together a great camp and even picked off Trevor Lawrence in the opener.
He edges out Markquese Bell, who is also playing well. This might be one of the toughest decisions on the roster since both belong in the NFL.
Last year, Brett Maher had quite the run for the Cowboys at kicker but then fell apart in the playoffs. He missed five extra points which led to his departure — and fans breathed a sigh of relief when Brandon Aubrey hit his first attempt on Saturday.
They were reminded of the struggles in the fourth quarter when he missed his second try but for the game was 1-of-1 on field goals and 2-of-3 on extra points. He's going to be given every chance to start this season even with the one miss.
As for the punter position, Bryan Anger has things locked down. Trent Sieg comes in as the long snapper and unless he has any issues, he too is a lock.