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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Wide Receiver (6):

CeeDee Lamb
Brandin Cooks
Michael Gallup
Jalen Tolbert
Jalen Brooks
KaVontae Turpin

There are six wide receivers on this depth chart but that's partly due to KaVontae Turpin making it for his special teams skill. Turpin was electric as a return man in the preseason and while he never scored a touchdown in the regular season, he was still a Pro Bowl selection.

As for the primary wideouts, CeeDee Lamb is joined by Brandin Cooks — who was a huge addition this offseason. Michael Gallup comes in as the No. 3 and has looked much healthier during OTAs. Fourth is Jalen Tolbert who wasn't good at all as a rookie but was a third-round pick so they won't give up on him just yet.

Fifth is Jalen Brooks, a seventh-round pick from South Carolina. He edges out Simi Fehoko and that has to do more with Fehoko not doing enough with his first two seasons in the league to separate himself.

Tight End(3):

Luke Schoonmaker
Jake Ferguson
Peyton Hendershot

With Dalton Schultz out, Jake Ferguson is going to have to step up his game. He was taken in the fourth round out of Wisconsin a year ago with the expectation that he might have to replace Schultz. He did well with his opportunities in 2022 and should be the favorite to start early in the year.

Eventually, Luke Schoonmaker should replace him as the starter — although both will have a role regardless of who starts. A second-round pick from Michigan, he's on the older side for a rookie but checks off all the boxes for an NFL tight end.

Third is Peyton Hendershot who had a very promising rookie campaign. A former undrafted free agent, Hendershot is a receiving threat at the position and can be a matchup nightmare for defenses.