Dallas Cowboys: 53-man roster prediction following OTAs

Dec 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) celebrates
Dec 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) celebrates / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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With OTAs wrapping up, the Dallas Cowboys are one step closer to the 2023 season. As they look to try and finally get past the second round of the playoffs, they've made several moves to bolster their roster.

Here, we do our best to sift through the competition and predict who makes the 53-man roster for Week 1 of the 2023 season.

Quarterback (2):

Dak Prescott
Cooper Rush

Last year, the Cowboys surprised everyone when they kept just one quarterback on their initial 53-man roster. Of course, it was all a formality as they needed to make a few moves and had an agreement with Cooper Rush. The veteran quarterback was vested and therefore wouldn't hit the waiver wire, so Dallas just re-signed him when they needed to.

Something similar could happen this year if they need to send players to the IR but by the time the season begins, there should be two on the depth chart — Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush.

Prescott is the leader of the franchise and Rush has become one of the more trusted backups in the league. When Prescott was out for five games, Rush led them to a 4-1 record and is now 5-1 overall as a starter. His numbers weren't eye-popping but he made very few mistakes and kept the offense moving in the right direction.

As good as Rush was, this team goes as Dak goes. The former fourth-round pick is heading into his eighth season in the NFL and will turn 30 this year. He's had a great career but is no longer a young and rising star, meaning if this team is going to get over the hump, it will be up to Prescott to make that happen.

While Dallas goes with two quarterbacks in this prediction, they would surely like to keep Will Grier on the practice squad as they did in 2022 and that could be the case as well.