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Dallas entered training camp with questions marks regarding who would take the No. 3 and No. 4 receiving jobs on the depth chart this year. The team also had to sort out the entire running back depth chart behind starter DeMarco Murray.
With just one preseason game left to go, the Cowboys have answered few of these questions. It's likely that WR Terrance Williams will take the No. 3 receiving job after being drafted in the third round this year.
As Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News pointed out, however, Dwayne Harris has made his case for Williams' spot as of late. The veteran receiver tallied a combined eight catches for 83 yards against Arizona and Cincinnati.
The No. 3 job is likely going to go to Williams, but Harris isn't going to just hand it over.
As for the No. 4 job among the receivers, that battle has been between Danny Coale and Cole Beasley. While Beasley was nursing an injured left foot as of Aug. 10, he also looks in line to win his position battle.
Coale has just one catch for one yard on two targets this entire preseason. Beasley has posted four receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Neither are large sample sizes, but Beasley does have more to show for his efforts. It wouldn't be crazy to see Coale take the No. 4 job over Beasley, but that scenario looks unlikely as of now.
As for the running backs, Joseph Randle, Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar have made things quite difficult on Jason Garrett. It seems like every game, so far, these three have posted almost identical stat lines.
Randle is the obvious choice to be Murray's backup, considering he was a fifth-round pick this year. That being said, he's far from guaranteed that job when considering Dunbar and Tanner's combined 232 yards on 56 carries this preseason. Keep in mind that number lacks Dunbar's performance against Cincinnati. He sat that one out due to a sprained foot.
The only thing rock-solid regarding the running back depth chart right now is that Murray is the starter.
With just one more exhibition bout against Houston before Week 1 rolls around, expect Tanner, Randle and Dunbar (if he suits up) to bring their A-games.
The Houston Texans game is the last opportunity for players to make their case for their desired jobs, and these three are well aware of that fact.