Dallas Cowboys 2012 Official 53-Man Roster, Depth Chart Finalized

By Jeric Griffin

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

Special Teams:

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.

Jeric Griffin is the Director of Content for RantSports.com. Follow Jeric on Twitter @JericGriffin or “Like” Jeric on Facebook

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