Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster projection after second week of preseason

We can finally start to envision the Dallas Cowboys' 53-man roster for the upcoming season.
Dallas Cowboys v Seattle Seahawks
Dallas Cowboys v Seattle Seahawks / Tom Hauck/GettyImages
2 of 4

Wide receiver (6)

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

The top three wide receivers are CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks, and Michael Gallup. In the group, Lamb is the alpha. Dallas has been in need of Cooks' speed, whereas Gallup had an additional year to regain his previous form.

In the competition for the No. 4 position, Jalen Tolbert has clearly emerged as the leading candidate. He is exhibiting a high level of confidence while playing.

Jalen Brooks has translated his impressive performance during the training camp into the actual games. With the pads on, he has shown that he absolutely deserves to be here. He is the fifth WR.

The Cowboys are putting in a lot of effort to get Turpin more involved in the offense, and this is quite clear. Considering his big play potential and speed, I understand the reasoning behind it.

Practice squad considerations: Jalen Moreno-Cropper, David Durden, Dennis Houston, Simi Fehoko

Offensive line (10)

Tyron Smith (LT), Tyler Smith (LG), Tyler Biadasz (C), Zack Martin (RG), Terence Steele (RT), Alex Taylor-Prioleau (OT), Asim Richards (OT), Josh Ball (OL), Matt Farniok (OL), Brock Hoffman (OL)

The starting position of the left tackle will be taken by Tyron Smith, whereas Terence Steele will be starting on the right side. It was no surprise that Zack Martin filled the starting right guard position, as expected. Tyler Smith is playing left guard.

Our ideal scenario would be if Tyron Smith manages to maintain his health and plays for the entire duration of the season. The reality is that Smith has not played a full season since 2015 and we cannot overlook this crucial information.

The Cowboys should be prepared to get Asim Richards integrated at some point, who may be capable of playing LG despite being a left tackle in college. The 2023 fift-round pick has looked good in pass protection in preseason, while Josh Ball's run blocking caught my eye.

From what I saw, Asim Richards looked good in pass protection, while Josh Ball's run blocking caught my eye. His pass blocking is still a struggle, and Alex Taylor-Prioleau outperformed Matt Waletzko against the Seahawks.

From my understanding, newly appointed OL coach Mike Solari has already developed a plan and is ready to put it into action. In contrast to his predecessor.

Practice squad considerations: Earl Bostic, Jr., Alec Lindstrom, TJ Bass

IR: Chuma Edoga