By Jesus Flores @DFWSportsFlo on August 1, 2014
There is still a long way to go before the Cowboys’ have to trim the roster to 53 players, but after about a week of training camp it’s becoming very obvious which players might be on the final roster. So, let’s take a look at what the Cowboys’ final depth chart could look like at the start of the season.
QB1: Tony Romo
QB2: Brandon Weeden
As they have in previous years the Cowboys will carry only two quarterbacks in 2014. Tony Romo is the obvious No.1 and Brandon Weeden will be the No. 2.
RB1: DeMarco Murray
RB2: Lance Dunbar
RB3: Ryan Williams
FB1: J.C. Copeland
DeMarco Murray is the starter with Lance Dunbar serving as his backup. I think that Ryan Williams beats out Joseph Randle for the No.3 running back duties. I also think that J.C. Copeland will be the lone fullback on the roster.
WR1: Dez Bryant
WR2: Terrance Williams
WR3: Devin Street
WR4: Cole Beasley
WR5: Dwayne Harris
WR6: LaRon Byrd
No surprises among the wide receivers other than LaRon Byrd forcing the Cowboys to keep six wide receivers. If you haven’t watched Byrd at practice, I suggest that you do.
TE1: Jason Witten
TE2: Gavin Escobar
TE3: James Hanna
The tight end group will basically be the same from 2013, except that Gavin Escobar will be the clear cut No. 2 tight end.
LT: Tyron Smith
LG: Ronald Leary
C: Travis Frederick
RG: Zack Martin
RT: Doug Free
OT: Jermey Parnell
OG/C: Mackenzy Bernadeau
OG: Uche Nwaneri
The Cowboys' offensive line, led by newly re-signed Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith, should be a strength for the team in 2014. It’s practically the same unit from 2013 with the addition of Zack Martin at right guard.
SDE1: Tyrone Crawford
SDE2: George Selvie
3-Tech DT1: Henry Melton
3-Tech DT2: Davon Coleman
1-Tech DT1: Terrell McClain
1-Tech DT2: Nick Hayden
1-Tech DT3: Ken Bishop
WDE1: Jeremy Mincey
WDE2: DeMarcus Lawrence
DE3: Caesar Rayford
No surprise that the Cowboys are going to keep an abundance of defensive linemen, given what they went through in 2013. There are also no true surprises as to which defensive linemen they will keep. Unlike many, I don’t think that Ben Bass makes the team due to his inability to stay healthy.
WLB1: Bruce Carter
WLB2: William Smith
MLB1: Rolando McClain
MLB2: Justin Durant
MLB3: Anthony Hitchens
SLB1: Kyle Wilber
SLB2: DeVonte Holloman
I think that Rolando McClain will fill the void left by Sean Lee’s absence, which should allow the Cowboys to ease fourth-round pick Anthony Hitchens into the groove of things.
LCB1: Brandon Carr
LCB2: Terrance Mitchell
RCB1: Orlando Scandrick
RCB2: Morris Claiborne
RCB3: Sterling Moore
I think that Terrance Mitchell will end up beating out former draft pick B.W. Webb.
FS1: Barry Church
FS1: Jakar Hamilton
SS1: J.J. Wilcox
SS2: Jeff Heath
SS3: Ahmad Dixon
The obvious name missing here is former draft pick Matt Johnson, who has continued to battle injuries. I was honestly holding out hope that he’d make the team, but I don’t see it happening.
K1: Dan Bailey
P1: Cody Mandell
LS1: L.P. Ladouceur
I think that Cody Mandell beats out Chris Jones during training camp. The other two positions are going to be filled for a long time.
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