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Cowboys 2020 Roster Cuts: Recap of Yesterday’s Moves & More to Come

Earlier than expected, the got to work yesterday trimming their 2020 roster down to 53 players. Let's do a quick recap of the seven players they parted with and then look ahead to the 20 other moves needed before Saturday's cut-down deadline.

Wednesday's roster moves were as follows:

Redmond and Smith were easily the biggest surprises of the group and even they weren't all that shocking. Some had them making the team at the bottom of their respective depth charts, but there plenty of projections out there that didn't include one or both players.

In case you're wondering, the difference between being “released” or “waived” has to do with a player's years of service. Once you become a vested veteran after four years, you aren't subject to the waiver system until late into the . That means Redmond and Smith immediately became unrestricted upon .

Dallas has five other players currently in the waiver system. Three of them will become free agents if they go unclaimed; QB Clayton Thorson, TE Charlie Taumoepeau, and OT Pace Murphy.

Offensive Tackles Mitch Hyatt and Wyatt Miller were waived/injured, meaning other teams can claim them but they will move to the Cowboys' list if nobody does.

None of these waived players were projected to make Dallas' roster in 2020.

So what other moves could be coming?  The Cowboys are having a final padded practice this morning and could perhaps start making more cuts as soon as this afternoon.

Cowboys RBs Darius Anderson, Rico Dowdle, &

These remaining moves will answer a lot of questions that have stuck with us throughout . Not only have we been unable to see much of these players without games, but this new may have different views on how to build a team from the last one.

For example, we don't know yet if prioritizes keeping a third QB on the roster more than did. While his time is Green Bay does tell us something, perhaps McCarthy's views have changed during his year off. What will that mean for as far as making the 53 or moving to the ?

Last year at we saw Dallas go with just Ezekiel Elliott and on the . Do prospects Darius Anderson, Rico Dowdle, and Sewo Olonilua even have a shot at making the 53 in 2020, or will the Cowboys stick to that same philosophy?

In addition to general clarity, are there any true surprises coming in these final cuts?

  • Has veteran been unimpressive enough to not only lose his starting job but even fail to make the team in a backup role?
  • Could we see last year's LB darling, , lose his spot to a shinier new toy in ?
  • Could Dallas potentially any players, such as CB or DE , rather than leave them buried on the depth chart?
  • For that matter, could the Cowboys make any trades to acquire talent? Hopefully it goes better than the -Parker Ehinger did a few years ago.

We can expect plenty of news and perhaps a surprise or two over the next two days as the Dallas Cowboys finish this unique training camp and build their roster for the .

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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