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5 Dallas Cowboys on Roster Bubble in Preseason Week 2

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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In a couple of weeks, the Dallas Cowboys will have to decide which players are going to make it to the 75-man roster.

As you know, teams place a lot of emphasis on preseason performance, and the Cowboys didn’t perform very well in Week 1 of the preseason.

So, here are five players that must improve vastly from their Week 1 performance or they will find themselves firmly on the roster bubble following Week 2 of the preseason.

Caleb Hanie, QB, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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Caleb Hanie, QB, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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To say that Caleb Hanie was awful in Week 1 would be an understatement. He completed just 2-of-4 passes for 17 yards and was sacked twice.

Chris Boyd, WR, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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Chris Boyd, WR, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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The Cowboys have an abundance of talent at the wide receiver spot, and Chris Boyd didn’t do himself any favors by failing to catch a pass, despite being targeted three times.

J.C. Copeland, FB, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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J.C. Copeland, FB, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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J.C. Copeland is a guy that I thought would have made a bigger impact on the field by now. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. In fact, he was only on the field for two plays and had minimal impact in his Week 1 debut.

Nick Hayden, DT, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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Nick Hayden, DT, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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Last season, Nick Hayden was the Cowboys starting 1-technique defensive tackle, and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli is giving him every chance to repeat in 2014. In Week 1, newcomers Ken Bishop and Davon Coleman outperformed Hayden by a wide margin.

Matt Johnson, SS, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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Matt Johnson, SS, Dallas Cowboys

2014 NFL Preseason: 5 Dallas Cowboys on the Roster Bubble in Week 2
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All that can be said about Matt Johnson has been said, but the guy just can’t stay on the field. I have to believe that if he doesn’t play in Week 2, he might as well start packing his bags.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1 or add him to your network on Google