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    Predicting Dallas Cowboys Roster Locks, Pre-Training Camp Edition

    With the training camp just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to draw attention to their current roster. From top to bottom, the Cowboys have one of the deepest rosters at their disposable heading into the 2019 season. But in order to get under the league mandated 53-man roster Dallas will have to quite a few talented players.

    With that in mind, I thought I'd take a shot at predicting which Dallas Cowboys players should be considered roster locks right now. I tried to narrow down to the players who I am the most confident in right now, not the ones who can eventually secure a roster spot at some point in training camp or .

    I should probably warn you right now… I tried to avoid any “pet cats”, roster bubble guys, or players I would personally pound the table for. The players listed below are the ones I'm nearly 100% sure make the Dallas Cowboys final 2019 53-man roster.

    Dallas Cowboys 35 Roster Locks

    Position Player Player Player Player Player Player Player
    QB
    RB
    FB
    WR Randall Cobb
    OL Connor Williams Travis Frederick La'el Collins Cameron Fleming
    DE Dorrance Armstrong
    DT Tryston Hill
    LB Sean Lee Jaylon Smith Joe Thomas
    CB Byron Jones
    S Xavier Woods Jeff Heath
    ST Chris Jones

    35 out of 53 may seem like a low number of Dallas Cowboys players who I believe have already locked up a roster spot, but with the depth this team has it's really not. There's no way of really knowing how many players the Cowboys will keep at each position, which makes predicting these roster locks that much more difficult. Regardless though, the 35 players listed above are the ones I am the most confident about.

    Biggest Surprise Roster Locks

    If you look over the 35 players who I believe have locked up a roster spot already, there's not a whole lot of surprises. I think the only player I would consider a surprise would be Safety Donovan Wilson. As a rookie, and a sixth-round pick at that, Wilson seems like a longshot to even make the final 53-man roster, but not if you look at the current the depth at the position. I believe all he has to do is beat out , which shouldn't be that difficult.

    The only other player that could possibly be a surprise is Jourdan Lewis. The only reason I mention him is because the Cowboys “supposedly” put him on the block last year. I think they've learned though he is someone who needs more playing time, which is why I have him listed above.

    Biggest Surprise Roster Snubs

    You may have noticed a few names who I snubbed as roster locks for the Dallas Cowboys, but which ones were the biggest surprises?

    The first player you may have noticed missing was WR/RB . He's a dynamic player when he can get the ball in space, especially in the return game, but in no way do I view him as a roster lock this year. Tony Pollard, the Cowboys third-round pick this year, is a similar player that could make Austin expendable.

    The next player you may have noticed missing is C/OG Joe Looney. He filled in nicely for Travis Frederick last year and quite possibly saved the Cowboys . His versatility to play along the OL could be important, but rookie C/OG Connor McGovern could fill that role as well. Despite that though, Looney still has a good chance to make the final 53-man roster.

    The last player I think who might be a surprise is Taco Charlton. He is entering the ever important Year 3 with the Dallas Cowboys, but despite being a former first-round pick he's no sure bet that to make the roster. The Cowboys have some talented depth at DE who could push Charlton off the roster.

    Who would be your Dallas Cowboys roster locks ahead of training camp?

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    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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    EverybodyTalks

    Brian,
    Really enjoyed the article and you weren’t shy about getting it down to bottom line locked in players.
    This training camp is going to be bloody. which is a great sign in how far we have come.
    A Prime Example is WR. Start of last season, we were WR by committee with Beasley & Alan Hurd as our top WRs.
    This season – Neither are listed. Beasley is gone and Hurd will be hard to keep as our 4th WR @ 6.2million.