5 Dallas Cowboys Players in Danger of Losing Starting Role After Week 1

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5 Dallas Cowboys Players in Danger of Losing Starting Role After Week 1
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Morris Claiborne

It's generally considered a little early for most players who won starting jobs in training camp to worry about their position on the depth chart. Then again, the NFL is a week-to-week league now, and unless making big money on a long-term contract, most players have to be watching over their shoulders constantly.

The Dallas Cowboys are 1-0 after finally defeating the New York Giants in a home game in Arlington, TX. A good start is one thing, but Week 1 of the 2013 regular season showed some holes on the Dallas roster that will be addressed sooner than later.

Every NFL team has its own set of circumstances heading into every regular season, and the Cowboys certainly had theirs last summer. Several injuries forced established players to the sidelines throughout training camp, and some of those players will be returning soon.

Don't expect much in the way of changes to the Dallas starting lineup moving forward, but there will be a few. The following players need to either show up against Kansas City next weekend or risk falling down the depth chart to a more situational role—or possibly to the bench until they're healthy.

Being a starting player on any football team can be a subjective term beyond the depth chart. For example, wide receiver Dwayne Harris might not be among the top two receivers on the Dallas depth chart, but in a given game he may end up starting should the Cowboys line up with three wide receivers on the first play. Keep this consideration in mind while digesting the following five players who are firmly under the microscope for one reason or another.

 

All stats courtesy of ESPN

All contract data courtesy of Spotrac

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