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Cowboys Still Have a Few Moves to Make Before Season Opener

There’s certainly been a flurry of moving parts on the since Tuesday’s cut deadline. But while most of the dust has settled, Dallas still has to address a few more issues regarding their punter, a starting offensive lineman, and a key offensive roleplayer before they begin the against the Tampa Bay .

Right now the Cowboys have 52 players signed and none of them is a punter. That’s because veteran , who’s been with the team since April and was awarded the job over incumbent Hunter Niswander, was cut on Wednesday in a procedural move to allow Dallas to claim QB off waivers.

Anger, like other veterans, didn’t have to go through waivers and has a handshake deal with the Cowboys to rejoin them for Week One. That could happen as soon as today.

But while adding the punter will give Dallas a full it isn’t the last move that they’ll have to make before heading to Tampa. Starting Connor Williams and Noah Brown are still on the list and don’t currently count against the roster limit.

Both are expected to rejoin the team any day now just as CeeDee Lamb and a couple other guys did yesterday. Dallas will have to make room for Williams and Brown by either releasing two players or moving someone who qualifies to .

Connor Williams’ return will likely spell doom for either , , or on the . With seemingly the swing tackle and the primary depth on the interior line, one of these other three backups should be expendable and headed to the . My guess would be either Knight or Steele.

Making room for Noah Brown may have more of a ripple effect. While he would give Dallas six receivers, I don’t expect them to cut and so that means someone at another position would have to be the fall guy.

The most logical candidate there is LB Azur Kamara. Sorry to all his recently-acquired from “,” but Kamara is our seventh and not really valuable enough to warrant going long at the position.

Another spot where Dallas is currently long is at but seems like a more worthwhile developmental project than Kamara. He’s also more important to the future with , Damontae Kazee, and Jayron Kearse all playing on one-year contracts.

at is another player to watch. Dallas currently has six at that spot but a few of them are still getting back from . I don’t know if Anae will still be there by but I don’t think the team can lose him just yet.

We’re only six days from the season opener but the Cowboys’ roster still isn’t “final.” After a few more moves, though, we should have our official 53 players who will do battle with and the Buccaneers.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by 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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  1. From what I have read Coach M said he was pleased with his backup QB situation. I’m glad that we got MM as our coach when we began looking for a coach to replace JG! So maybe I don’t know as much about football as I think I do and hope that Coach M is right in his evaluation of talent at this position! But for the life of me I can’t see any of our backup QB’s running our offense if Dak goes down! I guess only time will tell!! The only thing that concerns me is that if I’m right and Coach M is wrong do we really have the best coach to lead this franchise?

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