For a while now, it's felt like the Dallas Cowboys had entered a season with high hopes only to see their dreams crushed. It's been 27 years since Dallas has hoisted a Lombardi, but this year feels like it could be different.
The Cowboys' roster is loaded on both sides of the ball. There is talent everywhere.
But, when it comes down to it, looking at the tail end of the roster, we will see some battles this summer. Which battles will lead to some fringe players seeing their name cemented on the final roster? How about guys who will barely miss the boat?
Let's start out with three fringe players who will make it.
Eric Scott Jr., CB
The Cowboys have a pretty solid group of cornerbacks going into 2023. That group is, of course, led by Trevon Diggs. The team also signed veteran Stephon Gilmore to pair with Diggs, making quite the duo for Dallas on the outside.
At nickel, the Cowboys will likely be rolling with Jourdan Lewis as the team's starter. That makes three cornerbacks for the moment.
Kelvin Joseph should be a lock to make the roster, as well, which would bring that number to four. Behind Joseph are a few other guys including Eric Scott Jr., DaRon Bland, Nahshon Wright, C.J. Goodwin and a pair of undrafted free agents from this year.
More than likely, Scott will get the fifth cornerback spot locked down by the end of training camp. Dallas spent a sixth-round pick on Scott this year, and it's rare for a player to be cut after having a team select them in the draft, even though he was a later pick.
Scott's size and overall explosiveness should allow him to stick, too. His potential as a strong backup is there.