By Adam Collins
I'd say most people would agree with this. If you put either Rush or White on the practice squad then they're going to get claimed by another team. You have to keep them both.
Jamize Olawale (FB)
Zeke, Rod, and Jamize are all locks to me. It's hard to not see Bo making this team so I'm going to put him in here too. I can't see Darius Jackson making the team this year.
Tavon Austin (flex)
Yes I know Tavon is listed as a RB, but from what I've seen in camp so far he's nearly always out wide. I'd like to see guys like Gallup, Thompson, and Brown get more targets than TWill. This likely won't happen, but hey, these types of bold predictictions are what makes writing fun. TWill is still battling a foot injury and I expect him to make the team, but for now I'll leave him off because Lenoir has really impressed me this camp. If TWill gets healthy, I expect the last WR spot to come down to Noah Brown and Lance Lenoir, just like last season. Noah is just now coming back from a hamstring injury so I look forward to seeing that competition as preseason is about to begin. I will see how everyone looks in the preseason games until I make my next prediction here.
Carrying 4 TE's is a little crazy and I just don't think Rico makes the cut. As much as I want him to because of his crazy athleticism, I just don't see it happening right now. Swaim, Jarwin, and Schultz have all looked much better than Gathers so far in camp. I really like what I'm seeing out of Jarwin and I expect him to take that TE1 role. Lets see which one of these guys steps up to fill the shoes of GOAT Witten.
Z. Martin through Williams is definitely a lock to me. The last spots here pretty much comes down to Marcus Martin, Kadeem Edwards, Joe Looney, and Chaz Green in my opinion. For now I'm going to go with Looney and Green since they were on the team last season, but Edwards and Martin are sure making strong cases for themselves.
I see Tank, Crawford, Taco, Gregory, and Kony as locks to make this team. Also in play here are Charles Tapper and Dorance Armstrong for that last spot in my opinion. Because Irving is suspended for 4 games, I could very well see them both making the original 53-man. I can see Ealy and Tapper getting moved to the inside of the D-Line while Irving is suspended, but I need to see a little more out of Tapper before he makes my list.
Collins, Ward, and Jones are definite locks at DT. I think Brian Price will get the nod over Richard Ash and Antwuan Woods, but either of them could make a case for themselves. I also really like what Lewis Neal has brought to the table and I think he has a serious shot at the roster while Irving is out. David Irving* (Suspended 4 games so not on original 53-man roster)
Leighton Vander Esch
Locks here are definitely Lee, Smith, LVE, and Wilson. Thomas is pretty close to a lock for me, as well. The last spot for me comes down to Justin March-Lillard and rookie Chris Covington. I see the Cowboys going with Covington here because he's younger and was just drafted. Don't be surprised if JML snags this last spot, though.
No debate that Chido, Byron, Lewis, and Brown are locks at CB. The final spot will come down to Duke Thomas, Charvarius Ward, and Marquez White. Before camp I didn't even have Ward on my board, but he has had an incredible camp so far. I'd say White is the favorite to grab this last spot, but I'm going to make another bold prediction and say undrafted FA Charvarius Ward will make the original 53-man roster.
Woods, Heath, and Frazier are all locks at safety. I think we will carry 4 safeties this season so that comes down to Kam Kelly and Tyree Robinson for the last spot. Right now, Kelly's athleticism gives him the nod for me and he has looked just as good as Charvarius Ward this camp.
Nothing to debate here.
Each NFL team can have 10 players on their practice squad. In my prediction, these are the players who would be on the Dallas Cowboys assuming they weren’t claimed by any other teams. Again, this is just a Pre-Camp prediction, comment your thoughts below!
DL Richard Ash
DL Lewis Neal
OL Marcus Martin
OL Kadeem Edwards
CB Duke Thomas
DT Richard Ash
CB Marquez White
DT Antwuan Woods
LB Justin March-Lillard
S Tyree Robinson
CB Duke Thomas
TE Rico Gathers
WR Cedrick Wilson (injured)
Yes, I know there's more than 10 guys here. It's very likely that two or more players would get claimed by other teams, so I'm just going to put all the main players who didn't make my prediction here.
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