2016 Cowboys Camp: Best Position Battle

    The 2016 begins the end of this week!

    We're as excited as you are! To whet our appetites even more for the return of football, our Inside team worked together to compose a six-part Camp Series.

    To kick things off, we each shared what our most anticipated position battle will be for this 2016 camp:

    Cowboys Headlines - 2016 Breakout Candidates: Brice Butler 1Brian Martin ( @bmart0204 ) I’m really interested to see how the position shakes out, but let's be honest, starters are pretty much set.

    I think the best will end up being the cornerback position. I think will start on the left side and and will compete to see who starts on the right side.

    Scandrick’s return makes this position battle really interesting.

    Bryson Treece ( @BrysonTreece ) – Wide Receiver. , , , … who lands where will have a huge impact on the season. The guy lining up opposite will have opportunities to change the outcome of games.

    Ian Koplowitz ( @BleedingTheStar ) – While the wide receiver situations seem far from set for both Terrance Williams and Lucky Whitehead, I can't help but to think that the battle for defensive end, on both sides, will be heated.

    What people think is that the battle is between guys like Mayowa, Russell, Irving, Crawford, and Tapper, but you can't take out of the conversation. Just because he's sitting out the first four games, doesn't mean he can't be beaten out when he gets back. He wants that starting job when he gets back, and he'll have to fight for it in .

    Jess Haynie ( @CowboysAddicts ) – It has to be Brice Butler and Terrance Williams, right? Not only is a starting job on the line but both guys are after this year. Fighting for pride and playing time are great, but has proven that money is what pushes guys to new heights. Will one of them crack under the pressure?

    Kevin Brady ( @KevinBrady88 ) – The most intriguing position battle to me is at wide receiver. I expect the Cowboys to keep five receivers, and with Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, and Cole Beasley already just about locked into the roster, there are only two spots left with three guys competing.

    Lucky Whitehead is going to be hard to cut given his versatility, and Brice Butler will be hard to pass on given his length and promising attributes. That leaves , whose time in Dallas may be up come training camp.

    Cowboys Headlines - 5 Under the Radar Cowboys Who Can Be Huge in 2016 2 ( @RJOchoa ) – Among the saddest things in Cowboys lore ('s inability to reach the , the 1994 Championship Game, the 2015 season, etc.) resides the 2016 Dallas Cowboys Middle competition.

    is there, sweet action, but that means he's in line for some serious wear and tear. Rolando McClain isn't there, but he is… so hip, hip, hooray. It's going to be very interesting to see who comes out on top between , , , and the rest of that fun bunch.

    Sean Martin ( @ShoreSportsNJ ) – I'm going to be keeping the closest eye on the battle between Brice Butler and Terrance Williams. While having Dez along with Romo and Ezekiel Elliott is a great start, this is not going to be elite without a consistent play maker at WR2.

    For Williams, the problem has been falling off the map entirely, and that is something that will need to change throughout camp. Butler, of course, does not have the same chemistry but could be a guy that benefits greatly from working with Romo. If Kellen Moore was able to get the ball into his hands at the end of 2015 (with some explosive results), watch out for what a healthy Romo can do for Butler.

    At the same time, I really do expect Terrance Williams to make this competition interesting. Williams has the upper-hand over Butler if he is even close to productive – knowing how much this staff values continuity.

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    Here are the categories still to come this week…

    Biggest Name to be Cut – Tues
    Strongest Position
    – Wed
    Weakest Position
    – Thurs
    Favorite Dark Horse
    – Fri
    Most Likely Starting Job Change
    – Sat

    All of this, and much more, as Inside The Star helps get you ready for another season of Dallas Cowboys football!

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