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Cowboys Twitter Tuesday: Addressing the 2019 53-Man Roster

For the , the NFL, and the NFL fanbase, the waiting game for the start of training camp has begun. As Tom Petty says, “the waiting is the hardest part.” The Dallas Cowboys go open training camp in about five weeks. The first game is 53 days away and week one is less than three months away at this point. It's so close we can taste it.

Each week, I'll gather questions from you the Cowboys Nation community. Each week, we'll hone in on a specific topic based on your questions. So whether it's roster related, focused, or you have a question, don't hesitate to send it to me on Twitter.

This week, we're going to take a look at the Dallas Cowboys .

The 53-man roster will be one of the more debated topics over the next couple of months as the Dallas Cowboys get ready for training camp and the preseason. Every year there are surprises and we should expect the same this year. The Dallas Cowboys have incredible depth through the roster and so there will be at least one name that doesn't make the final 53-man roster who had an impact in 2018.

To answer Jesus' question, I think the easy answer is one of the wide receivers be it , Allen Hurns, or . This might be a hot take, but I'm going to go a different direction and say Xavier Su'a-Filo.

In 2018, Su'a-Filo started eight games for the Dallas Cowboys and though he started out strong for them midseason, his play tailed off before he was injured allowing Connor Williams to regain his starting spot at . The Dallas Cowboys staff loves position flexibility, especially along the . Su'a-Filo, though he's a solid backup guard option, doesn't have the ability to play multiple positions along the line like his teammates.

Connor Williams can play guard and tackle. Connor McGovern will get snaps at guard and , and to hear him talk, he can play tackle as well, though that's probably a bit of a stretch. , the Dallas Cowboys starting center for 2018, has the ability to flex out to guard if you need him to.

Because the Dallas Cowboys will have difficult decisions to make at wide receiver and , they can afford to go light along the offensive line because of the flexibility of players like Williams, Looney, and McGovern.

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I'm gonna leave the question for another day and address the wide receiver question as several people asked about that position group in particular.

The wide receiver group is a really deep group. With , , and Allen Hurns, it features three guys who've had at least one 1,000 yard season in their career. is an ascending player. Tavon Austin is a really nice and offensive puzzle piece that can take the top off the with his downfield speed. I think four of those five are locks to make the roster.

According to Jeff Cavanaugh from 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, the team really likes Allen Hurns and his ability to play inside and outside in the formation. He's solid veteran depth at a low cost.

Then if you include Noah Brown's ability as a receiver and as a blocker, I think you have a very versatile and dangerous group in the . Though the coaches really like Brown's ability to block in the run game, if they don't use him in the passing game, it tips their hand to the defense that the team is going to run. If they're going to keep him on the roster, they have to use him. It's a waste otherwise.

Brown and Hurns to me are on the roster bubble at wide receiver. Talented players like , , Jon'vea Johnson, , and Reggie Davis have all stood out at one point in time or another during and minicamp and will make the decision difficult for the .

In my most recent , I had the Dallas Cowboys keeping six wide receivers; Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb, Tavon Austin, Allen Hurns, and Noah Brown. Being a team on the verge of contending for a , I think they go with veterans who can help them win now.

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That'll do it for this week's edition. Make sure to get your questions in via Twitter, or you can leave them in the comment section for next week's post. Also, don't forget to check out Inside 's newest , Cowboys Weekly featuring Managing Editor Bryson Treece and Senior Writer Jess Haynie.

John Williams
John Williamshttps://anchor.fm/inside-the-cowboys
Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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elindio42

Cutting Hurns saves almost $5 million in cap space this year. Plus he contributed almost nothing prior to his injury last year. I think the Cowboys go young at WR with both Hurns and Austin gone.

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