5 Cowboys Who Shouldn’t Feel Safe After Roster Cuts

    As all other NFL teams did today, the Cowboys made several cuts and other moves to meet the limit. Some of the players currently on the team, though, shouldn't feel safe just yet.

    Dallas will no doubt be actively pursuing some new talent from other team's waivers. Not only that, but they may look at adding some veteran talent after Week One so that they don't have to fully guarantee the contract.

    With the dust not yet settled, here are five current Cowboys that should be prepared for a sudden shift in fortune:

    Cowboys Headlines - Dallas Cowboys Vs Houston Texans: 5 Bold Predictions 1Jameil Showers, QB

    This one is obvious given the that is already headed to Dallas. The is not yet official but all signs point to it.

    The roster spot for Sanchez could come from being placed on . However, Dallas could elect to just run with and Sanchez on the active roster. Showers would likely head back to the practice squad.

    I still say that Dallas will be hesitant to pull the trigger on Romo, eliminating any chance he could come back prior to Week 9. That means Showers will likely be released to make room for Sanchez, given that it would be highly unlikely Dallas would carry four quarterbacks on the roster.

    Cowboys Headlines - Could Moving To Linebacker Save JJ Wilcox's Job With The Cowboys?J.J. Wilcox, S

    The biggest surprise of all today was not who got released but that Wilcox did not. However, that may be a temporary issue.

    Dallas seems to have all bases covered at . and Barry Church are starting. is the experienced backup and ace. is the rookie in development.

    The Cowboys will get back $1.67 million in cap space by cutting Wilcox. If they need a roster spot to add a new , , or some other position then he seems like one of the easiest cuts they have.

    Rod Smith, RB/FB

    Having missed some time with an injection issue, may not have had a fair shake at earning the position over . Both are still on the roster right now and the competition could be continuing through the next few weeks.

    Rod has an over Keith in terms of offensive versatility. He can also play and has more experience as a receiver. However, Keith is the better blocker right now and also gives you special teams play and an emergency .

    Cowboys Headlines - 5 Under the Radar Cowboys Who Can Be Huge in 2016 2Damien Wilson, LB

    Dallas showed by cutting defensive end that they aren't going to be overly patient with recent draft picks. Russell was the fifth-round pick in 2015. was taken in the fourth round.

    Wilson appears to be the low man of the Cowboys linebackers. He is inexperienced and has yet to flash the same potential as or . With fullback Keith Smith able to play some linebacker, Wilson could be a goner if Dallas needs a roster spot somewhere else.

    Lance Dunbar, RB

    Dallas not only kept Rod Smith and but also moved to the Non-Football list. That means a lot of RB talent is hanging around and could jeopardize Dunbar's security.

    Dallas also may not want for Dunbar, now a vested veteran, to be one the Week One roster. It means his contract become fully guaranteed and would make it more expensive to him if they want to make room for McFadden later.

    ~ ~ ~

    Surviving the last two cut-down days is great but it's not always the end of the story. Dallas should be in the market for defensive end help and perhaps also a veteran offensive . Those roster spots likely will come from other positions.

    A lot could happen in the next few days as the Cowboys continue to tweak the roster and get ready for next Sunday's season opener. We'll see if these players are still here when the come to town.

    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!


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