Roster Projection: Ditching Dustin Vaughan with one game to go

The first set of cuts have taken place and soon enough the final cuts will be coming.  Is this a fun day for the Turk? Who knows, but one thing is for sure, he will be busy in the next few days.

Please see my roster version 3.0 preceding the final preseason game vs. Denver.

QB (2) – Tony Romo, Brandon Weeden

I have finally changed my tune on keeping three QBs.  I was going to hold off until after the Denver game but there are too many injuries on D, making this roster pick even more valuable.  I still may change but it will be very hard for me to put Vaughan’s name back on the list.

RB (4) – DeMarco Murray, Lance Dunbar, Joseph Randle, Ryan Williams

No change from the previous week.  I think they go without a FB for the year and bring someone in if needed.  It’s also possible they maintain a FB on the practice squad.  Could Phillip Tanner make this team after signing on Wednesday?

WR (5) – Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Dwayne Harris, Cole Beasley, Devin Street

I still have five WRs for the final 53.  I really hope Newsome can clear waivers and make it to the practice squad if he is released.

TE (3) – Jason Witten, Gavin Escobar, James Hanna

No changes here and I don’t expect there will be this year.  These will be your three TEs.

Offensive Line (8) – Tyron Smith, Ronald Leary, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, Doug Free, Mackenzy Bernadeau, Uche Nwaneri, Jermey Parnell

I’m still sticking with these eight and will take a closer look after the Denver game.

Defensive Line (12) – George Selvie, Henry Melton, Terrell McClain, Tyrone Crawford, Jeremy Mincey, Davon Coleman, Ken Bishop, Caesar Rayford, Ken Boatright, Nick Hayden, Zach Minter, Anthony Spencer

Another list that may change by the weekend.  One thing we now know, Anthony Spencer will not be placed on PUP.  What will they do with DeMarcus Lawrence?

LB (6) – Justin Durant, Bruce Carter, Kyle Wilber, Anthony Hitchens, Rolando McClain, Will Smith

I have added Will Smith to the list but am hopeful another candidate will emerge during the roster cuts across the league.

CB (6) – Brandon Carr, Orlando Scandrick, Morris Claiborne, Terrance Mitchell, Sterling Moore, Jemea Thomas

The addition of Jemea Thomas, the 6th round pick of N.E., spells the end for B.W. Webb.  Who gets released when the roster exemption expires and Orlando Scandrick returns?

Safety (5) – Barry Church, J.J. Wilcox, Ahmad Dixon, Jeff Heath, Jakar Hamilton

No changes for the list of Safeties but stay tuned…

Specialists (3) – Dan Bailey, Chris Jones, L.P. Ladouceur

Again, nothing to say about the most consistent pieces of the team.

What do you think?


Written by Christopher Sifain

I've been a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan since I was 9-years-old. Born in Rochester, NY, I followed the team closely via satellite feeds and clippings from the Dallas Morning News. I attended multiple events at the Rochester, NY Dallas Cowboys Fan Club. I moved to Dallas in 2002 and quickly bought season tickets to the team I love. My favorite player of all-time is Emmitt Smith, followed by Tony Dorsett and I currently reside in The Colony, TX with my wife and three children.

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