The Dallas Cowboys had a 53-man roster by Friday’s deadline, but then cut third-string quarterback Stephen McGee on Saturday to make room for a waiver pickup from the Cincinnati Bengals – a fourth-string tight end.
WR – Miles Austin, Dwayne Harris, Andre Holmes
RT – Doug Free, Jeremy Parnell
RG – Mackenzy Bernadeau, David Arkin
C – Phil Costa, Ryan Cook
LG – Nate Livings, Derrick Dockery
LT – Tyron Smith, Parnell
TE – Jason Witten, John Phillips, James Hanna, Colin Cochart
WR – Dez Bryant, Kevin Ogletree, Cole Beasley
QB – Tony Romo, Kyle Orton
FB – Lawrence Vickers
RB – DeMarco Murray, Felix Jones, Phillip Tanner
CB – Morris Claiborne, Orlando Scandrick, Mario Butler
FS – Gerald Sensabaugh, Danny McCray, Matt Johnson
OLB – DeMarcus Ware, Alex Albright
ILB – Sean Lee
DE – Kenyon Coleman, Tyrone Crawford
DT – Jay Ratliff, Sean Lissemore, Josh Brent
DE – Jason Hatcher, Marcus Spears
ILB – Bruce Carter, Dan Connor
OLB – Anthony Spencer, Victor Butler, Kyle Wilber
SS – Barry Church, Mana Silva
CB – Brandon Carr, Mike Jenkins
P – Chris Jones
K – Dan Bailey
LS – L.P. Ladouceur
It’s very interesting that the Cowboys decided to go with only three inside linebackers on the active roster, especially after strong preseasons by Orie Lemon and Adrian Hamilton, who were both let go in the final round of cuts. Dallas also let two promising young running backs walk in Lance Dunbar and Jamize Olawale, and elected to go with last year’s three active backs: Murray, Jones and Tanner.
Dallas also only kept two quarterbacks, but kept a slew of defensive backs, which is definitely reassuring to Cowboys fans after the past two horrendous seasons in the secondary.
The roster and depth chart are there, but that’s the case for all the other 31 NFL teams, too. Now it’s time to see what this group can do in action.