Making an NFL roster is not an easy task. Every training camp, numerous players will be cut in their attempt to make a 53-man roster.
There are also eight spots teams hold that create what’s known as the practice squad. These players are usually younger guys that teams put aside to build their skill and to have talent available in case of injury.
On July 21, the Dallas Cowboys will open training camp in Oxnard, California. Here, the coaching staff will evaluate the talent on the roster and determine which players will be around this season.
Having a strong practice team is essential to having success in this league because of how often injuries occur. The 2012 Cowboys know this all too well.
Here are seven players that will be looking to make the active roster this summer, but will probably find themselves on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
All statistics via Sports-Reference, unless indicated otherwise.