With training camp practices underway around the league and the expected kickoff for the 2020 NFL season just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at what the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster could look like. Today we will stick to the offensive side of the ball and attempt to predict who’s in and who’s out. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton, Ben DiNucci (R)
Prescott is the unquestioned starter and Dalton is his primary backup. The only unanswered question is whether or not the Dallas Cowboys carry an extra QB on the active roster. With Prescott and Dalton under one year-contracts and Mike McCarthy’s belief in developing QBs, this years seventh-round draft pick Ben DiNucci gets to stick around for now.
Running Back (2)
Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard
Zeke and Pollard once again give the Cowboys a formidable RB duo for the 2020 season. With the shortened offseason and Jamize Olawale’s decision to opt out this season, there’s not another RB or FB worthy of a roster spot in my opinion right now.
Wide Receiver (6)
Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb (R), Cedrick Wilson, Devin Smith, TBA
The trio of Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb have the potential to be something truly special, but the depth behind them is murky. Wilson’s versatility to play inside or out at WR and his special teams ability likely earn him a roster spot. After Wilson though it’s unknown. The Cowboys probably still carry six WRs giving Smith a chance to stick around, however, there’s no doubt they will be looking for receivers who can contribute more.
Tight End (3)
Blake Jarwin, Blake Bell, Dalton Schultz
The tight end position might be the weak link or at the very least biggest question mark for the Dallas Cowboys offense heading into the 2020 season. Jarwin will replace Jason Witten as the starter with Bell serving as the TE2. Schultz more than likely completes the TE trio. The unknown surrounding this group is a bit scary and as such becomes a little bit of a concern.
Offensive Tackle (3)
Tyron Smith, La’el Collins, Brandon Knight
No big surprises here. Smith and Collins, arguably the best tackle duo in the league, once again bookend the Cowboys offensive line. Brandon Knight likely becomes the new swing tackle, however, free agent Cam Erving could challenge for that job as well.
Zack Martin, Connor Williams, Connor McGovern
Martin no doubt starts at RG once again for the Cowboys in 2020. Williams and McGovern will battle it out for the LG spot. McGovern might have the advantage right now with Williams still not practicing due to the ACL injury he sustained late in the 2019 season.
Joe Looney, Tyler Biadasz (R), Adam Redmond
Looney is probably the favorite to start right now due to the lack of practice time because the shortened offseason. Biadasz could take over at some point in the season, but for now will serve as the primary backup. Redmond provides valuable depth at both center and guard.
Well there you have it. This is my personal prediction as to which Dallas Cowboys players make the 53-man roster on the offensive side of the ball. Tune in tomorrow to see who I believe makes the cut defensively.