There will be 53 players on the Dallas Cowboys' roster this year, but no coach talk can change the fact that some are more valuable than others.
That's why Dez Bryant is listed ahead of the rest of the wide receivers on the depth chart. That's also why Tony Romo starts under center over Kyle Orton. Every player who makes the 53-man roster this year will have a role, but that doesn't mean every role is equal.
This power ranking factored in a player's recent success, his potential going forward and his impact on the team. Here are the top 15 most important Cowboys on the current roster.
All statistics used were from Pro-Football-Reference unless otherwise specified.