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Predicting the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 1 Depth Chart

Predicting the Dallas Cowboys' Week 1 Depth Chart

Predicting the Dallas Cowboys' Week 1 Depth Chart
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We’re less than a week away from Week 1 of the NFL season, and the Dallas Cowboys are still shuffling the roster in an attempt to field the most football-ready team that they can.

Let’s take a look at what the Cowboys depth chart might look like when Week 1 of the NFL season rolls around.

Quarterback (3)

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Quarterback (3)

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QB1: Tony Romo
QB2: Brandon Weeden
QB3: Dustin Vaughan

Quarterback (3)

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The Cowboys decided that trying to get quarterback Dustin Vaughan to clear waivers was simply too big of a risk. For that reason, they will carry three quarterbacks on the roster.

Running Back (4)

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Running Back (4)

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RB1: DeMarco Murray
RB2: Lance Dunbar
RB3: Joseph Randle
FB1: Tyler Clutts

Running Back (4)

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I fully expected Ryan Williams to make this team, unfortunately he didn’t. He is, however, signed to the Cowboys practice squad, and might find himself on the active roster if there are any injuries to the running back corps.

Wide Receiver (5)

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Wide Receiver (5)

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WR1: Dez Bryant
WR2: Terrance Williams
WR3: Cole Beasley
WR4: Dwayne Harris
WR5: Devin Street

Wide Receiver (5)

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The Cowboys cut LaRon Byrd and Jamar Newsome loose, despite darn good preseason performances by both receivers, but with the depth that they have at wide receiver, it’s understandable.

Tight End (3)

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Tight End (3)

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TE1: Jason Witten
TE2: Gavin Escobar
TE3: James Hanna

Tight End (3)

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No surprises among the tight ends. They are basically the same players from 2013.

Offensive Line (9)

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Offensive Line (9)

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Starters:
LT: Tyron Smith
LG: Ronald Leary
C: Travis Frederick
RG: Zack Martin
RT: Doug Free

Offensive Line (9)

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Backups:
OT: Jermey Parnell
OT: Darrion Weems
OG/C: Mackenzy Bernadeau
OG: Donald Hawkins

Offensive Line (9)

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The Cowboys have decided to keep nine offensive linemen, but I’m not sure why. I imagine that they think that Darrion Weems will eventually come around. If you ask me, the second-best tackle on the team, is starting at right guard.

Defensive Line (11)

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Defensive Line (11)

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Defensive Ends:
SDE1: George Selvie
SDE2: Tyrone Crawford
SDE3: Lavar Edwards

WDE1: Jeremy Mincey
WDE2: DeMarcus Lawrence
WDE3: Anthony Spencer

Defensive Line (11)

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Defensive Tackles:
3-Tech DT1: Henry Melton
3-Tech DT2: Davon Coleman

1-Tech DT1: Terrell McClain
1-Tech DT2: Nick Hayden
1-Tech DT2: Ken Bishop

Defensive Line (11)

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The Cowboys will keep 11 defensive linemen, who are all pretty banged up going into the season. I’m not sure what to expect from this group, but hopefully by the halfway point, Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Lawrence will be able to contribute.

Linebacker (7)

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Linebacker (7)

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WLB1: Bruce Carter
WLB2: Anthony Hitchens

MLB1: Rolando McClain
MLB2: Justin Durant

SLB1: Kyle Wilber
SLB2: Cameron Lawrence
SLB3: Korey Toomer

Linebacker (7)

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The Cowboys will be shuffling linebackers around, especially, if Bruce Carter struggles again in 2014, but as of right now, this is the lineup that I think will start in Week 1.

Cornerback (4)

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Cornerback (4)

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LCB1: Brandon Carr
LCB2: Sterling Moore

RCB1: Morris Claiborne
RCB2: Tyler Patmon

Cornerback (4)

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The Cowboys will be thin at cornerback thanks to Orlando Scandrick’s 4-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, but I think they’ve got something special in Tyler Patmon, who should see a lot of action from the get go.

Safety (4)

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Safety (4)

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FS1: Barry Church
FS2: Jeff Heath

SS1: J.J. Wilcox
SS2: C.J. Spillman

Safety (4)

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I think that Jeff Heath made this team because of Jakar Hamilton’s 4-game suspension. I think that Hamilton might become expendable if Heath and newly signed C.J. Spillman play well on special teams.

Specialists (3)

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Specialists (3)

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K1: Dan Bailey
P1: Chris Jones
LS1: L.P. Ladouceur

Specialists (3)

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Dan Bailey, Chris Jones and the league’s best long-snapper, L.P. Ladouceur, round out the Cowboys depth chart for Week 1.

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