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Has DT Lewis Neal Played Himself Onto The Final Roster?

The has been the target of much scrutiny over the past few seasons, particularly when it comes to rushing the passer.

Given this perception of being a weak unit, it's easy to believe that the competition for the final defensive spot may not be very important in the long run. Those who believe this would be wrong, however.

The battle between former LSU Tiger and Florida Gator has reached a crossroads. Both have flashed at times this , but most seem to think there is only room for one of the two on the final roster.

Given his performance Saturday night against the , Lewis Neal might now have the upper hand in this competition.

Finishing with two tackles for loss including a key fourth quarter sack, Lewis Neal made his case clear for why he should be on the 53 man roster. A former college , Neal has some pass rushing burst from the inside, and has been solid enough against the run this preseason as well.

Now that seems to have overtaken for the QB2 job, the Cowboys may be able to just carry two quarterbacks. This extra roster spot might then be open to carry Neal as a .

Plus, Neal was on the kick return team during the first half, a sign which points towards Neal making the team. Regardless of how the final roster shakes out, there is no doubt that Neal has outplayed his undrafted status, and deserves to be in this league.

If I were making the decisions, it would be tough for me to waive Neal and allow him to end up on an opposing team's roster.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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until DMoore comes back from suspension. Biggest issue with DLine will be who gets cut when Irving comes back

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