Predicting the Dallas Cowboys' 2014 Starting Lineups and 53-Man Roster

John Owning@@johnowningCorrespondent IMay 14, 2014

Predicting the Dallas Cowboys' 2014 Starting Lineups and 53-Man Roster

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    With the 2014 NFL draft coming to an end, it's time to turn our attention to the players who will make significant contributions this year. 

    The Cowboys are coming off three heartbreaking 8-8 campaigns where they lost the last game of the season, which would have gotten them into the playoffs. 

    They have made a fair amount of changes in hope of changing their luck this year. While making a couple of moves through free agency, they did most of their work improving the team through the draft to become younger, cheaper and better. 

    Quite a few positions are up for grabs as the Cowboys enter offseason activities. Players who are used to being the unquestioned starters now will have to earn those positions. Fullback as well as "Will" and "Sam" linebackers are just a few of the position battles that will need to be decided before the Cowboys kick off on September 7. 

    While an abundance of things can happen between now and then, this is my prediction for the starting lineup and 53-man roster. 

Quarterback: Tony Romo

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    Probably the easiest position to predict in regard to picking the starter is quarterback. Tony Romo is the easy choice here. 

    While he catches a lot of flak from fans, he is a very good starting quarterback in the NFL. The only thing that could derail him from taking his rightful place under center would be injury. 

    He has had a troubling injury history as of late. Two back surgeries in the last year have some worried if he can hold up for another season. 

    To help remedy this, the Cowboys signed former first-round pick Brandon Weeden during the offseason to compete for the backup quarterback position. 

    Weeden will most likely compete with Kyle Orton for the backup quarterback position throughout training camp. However, Orton has not been present at offseason activities. Every day and workout that he misses gives Weeden a better chance to win that position battle. 

    I believe that because of Orton's absences, Weeden will take over the backup quarterback position and make Orton expendable. 

    The Cowboys signed undrafted free agent Dustin Vaughan to be a potential developmental quarterback in the future. He should be able to find his way to the practice squad. 

    Backup: Brandon Weeden

    Practice Squad: Dustin Vaughan

Running Back: DeMarco Murray

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    DeMarco Murray is fully entrenched as the Cowboys starting running back for the 2014 season. He set career highs in rushing yards and touchdowns in 2013 and looks poised to create new career highs in 2014. 

    New offensive coordinator Scott Linehan recently stated in an interview on 105.3 The Fan (h/t Blogging the Boys):

    The guy I didn't really mention, getting to the running game, the things that were done last year in the running game with DeMarco [Murray], the running style that was created here, is a really good fit. That's going to be our strength, I think, being able to lean on that running game a little bit more than they have in the past.

    Other players who could benefit from this reliance on the running game are Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle. Dunbar showed flashes of big-play ability last year when he wasn't injured. Randle looks to be a solid backup running back who is capable of filling in for Murray if he is hurt for a game or two. 

    An interesting undrafted free agent that the Cowboys brought in is Glasco Martin. The injury bug hit him for much of his senior season at Baylor. However, when he was on the field, he showed the ability to be a good downhill runner. He could develop into a third-down/goal-line running back in the future. 

    Backups: Lance Dunbar, Joseph Randle

    Practice Squad: Glasco Martin

Fullback: J.C. Copeland

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    One of the bigger position battles throughout training camp will be at fullback. Undrafted free agent J.C. Copeland will likely compete against incumbent Tyler Clutts.

    Clutts had a couple of games with the Cowboys in 2013. Pro Football Focus (subscription required) graded him at plus-2.5 on only 49 snaps for the year. 

    Copeland is a much more physical blocker than Clutts at this point. While Clutts isn't known for his impact blocks, Copeland was revered for it. Because of this fact, I believe that Copeland's physical nature would give the Cowboys an aspect that they haven't had at the fullback position for many years. 

    This is why I believe Copeland will end up winning the starting job for the 2014 season.

    Backups: None

    Practice Squad: None

No. 1 Wide Receiver (X-Receiver): Dez Bryant

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    Dez Bryant is one of the most prolific young receivers in the NFL today. He is known for his spectacular catches and great runs after the catch. In 2013, he had 93 catches for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns, according to

    He will most likely by the No. 1 receiver with the Cowboys for the foreseeable future. 

    Dwayne Harris doesn't get many snaps at wide receiver because of his special teams prowess. The Cowboys likely don't want him to be diminished in his special teams role due to fatigue from too many snaps at receiver. 

    L'Damian Washington will be a player that fans should keep their eye on for the future. The undrafted free agent has the type of speed that can stretch a defense. While he is very raw at this point, he could develop into a viable No. 3 receiver in the next year or two. 

    Backups: Dwayne Harris

    Practice Squad: L'Damian Washington

No. 2 Receiver (Y-Receiver): Terrance Williams

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    Second-year receiver Terrance Williams looks to step into the role of No. 2 receiver in the 2014 season. With the release of Miles Austin, Williams will need to further develop his skills so that he can be a viable and productive receiver for the Cowboys. 

    If he is able to build off his solid rookie year, the Cowboys will be very well off at the No. 2 receiver position. 

    While he may not be known at the moment, undrafted free-agent pickup Chris Boyd will be by the end of training camp. He is a big receiver at 6'4" and 206 pounds with good hands. He is not a speedster by any means, but his big frame allows him to box out defenders and catch contested passes. 

    I think Boyd will be able to be one of the last players on the roster and be the No. 4 or 5 receiver for the Cowboys this year.

    Backup: Chris Boyd

    Practice Squad: None

Slot Receiver: Devin Street

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    Fifth-round pick Devin Street should contribute right away as the slot receiver for the Cowboys. He is a tall, slim (6'3" and 198 pounds) receiver with adequate quickness. He is a great route-runner with impressive hands. He won't gain separation because of his speed or quickness but because of his route running and smarts. 

    He looks like he can thrive at the slot receiver position. He is a solid, reliable receiver whom Romo will learn to love. 

    Cole Beasley has proved to be a reliable third-down receiver for the Cowboys throughout his career. He is incredibly quick, runs precise routes and has solid hands. While he is limited in what he can do on an every-down basis because of his size (5'8" and 180 pounds), he has proved to be a good niche player for the Cowboys. 

    Since Street has the ability to do more things and to contribute in more ways, I believe he will beat out Beasley for the slot receiver position. 

    Backup: Cole Beasley

    Practice Squad: None

Tight End: Jason Witten

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    Jason Witten has proved to be one of the best tight ends in the league. He has been Romo's most reliable target for years by make crucial catches game after game. Witten is not only a great receiving tight end, but he is also a good blocking tight end as well.

    Even though he is getting older, he is becoming a savvier blocker. While he may be nearing the end of his career, he has shown that he is still a very productive tight end. 

    Second-year player Gavin Escobar showed flashes of being a productive tight end in 2013. He projects to be Witten's replacement in the future and should be featured more in the offense in 2014. James Hanna is a speedy tight end who is improving his blocking every year. However, he will need to bring more production in 2014 if he hopes to remain on the team in the future.

    Undrafted free agent Jordan Najvar has the potential to become a productive No. 2 tight end in the future. He is more of a blocking tight end who doesn't bring much in the passing game. However, if he can improve as a pass-catcher, he could find his way onto the 53-man roster because of his blocking ability. 

    Backups: Gavin Escobar, James Hanna

    Practice Squad: Jordan Najvar

Left Tackle: Tyron Smith

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    Tyron Smith proved to be one of the best young tackles in the NFL last season. PFF graded him at plus-28.3, which was good enough to make him the fifth-best tackle last year. 

    He was dominant at times in both run and pass blocking. He is still young at 23 years old, which is scary because of great he is at such a young age. If he continues to develop, he can become one of the most dominant tackles in recent history. 

    Darrion Weems will likely be competing against Jermy Parnell for the backup swing tackle position in the offseason. Weems is the younger and cheaper option; therefore, it is likely the Cowboys will choose to retain him instead of Parnell for the 2014 season. Weems could end up becoming Doug Free's eventual replacement, if Weems fulfills his potential. 

    Backup: Darrion Weems (swing tackle)

    Practice Squad: None

Left Guard: Ronald Leary

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    Ronald Leary will likely be in competition with Mackenzy Bernadeau for the right guard position. Leary was the starter here last year, while Bernadeau was the starter at left guard for much of the season. However, with the addition of Zack Martin, Bernadeau will have to move to right guard if he wants a chance to start. 

    Based on their play last year, it would appear as though it is an easy decision as to who should start. PFF graded Bernadeau at plus-7.5, while Leary was graded at minus-9.4. 

    However, Leary is younger and has a lot of upside, while Bernadeau is more of a finished product at this time. I believe that that potential will propel Leary into the starting role. 

    Bernadeau will still play a critical role for the Cowboys on the offensive line. He will likely back up both guard positions and the center position as well. His position flexibility gives him a ton of value to the Cowboys. 

    Backup: Mackenzy Bernadeau (backup at center too)

    Practice Squad: None

Center: Travis Frederick

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    Coming out of the 2013 NFL draft, many felt that the Cowboys' pick of Travis Frederick in the first round was a reach. However, he proved worthy of that first-round selection during the season.  

    He improved with every game and became a dominant run-blocker. He still has room to get better, especially in pass blocking. However, what he showed was very promising. 

    He was one of the biggest reasons for the Cowboys' improved offensive line play in 2013. I don't think it was a coincidence that DeMarco Murray had his most effective rushing year once Frederick joined the Cowboys. 

    Frederick is one of the cornerstones of the offensive line for the coming years. 

    As stated in the previous slide, Bernadeau would be the player to step in if Frederick is injured. 

    Backup: Mackenzy Bernadeau 

    Practice Squad: None

Right Guard: Zack Martin

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    In the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, the Cowboys selected Zack Martin. He has the ability to play both guard and tackle but projects initially to guard. 

    He will prove to be an upgrade over Bernadeau at right guard. Martin is just as good as Bernardeau at run blocking but is a much better pass-blocker. Martin has great feet to go along with powerful hands. He can make blocks at the first and second levels, and he can anchor in the passing game. 

    Martin projects to take over for Free at right tackle in the next year or two, so it would be wise to keep him on the right side. 

    Undrafted free agent Brian Clarke may become a developmental guard player for the Cowboys. Since they look to be very thin in terms of depth along the offensive line, Clarke could sneak his way onto the 53-man roster. He needs to work on his pass blocking, but he may develop into the role that Bernadeau currently has. 

    Backup: Brian Clarke

    Practice Squad: None

Right Tackle: Doug Free

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    In the 2012 season, Doug Free was a liability on the offensive line. PFF graded him at minus-10.1 on the year, and many thought it was time to get rid of him. 

    However, he rebounded in 2013. PFF graded him at plus-18.9 for the season. He demonstrated that he was a strong point on the offensive line. He showed improvement in run and pass blocking while showing better technique than in 2012.

    Free will have to continue this improvement if he hopes to remain a Cowboy beyond this season. If he slips up, Martin will be ready to take over his spot. 

    As stated in a previous slide, Weems should win the backup swing tackle position. 

    Undrafted free agent Jarrod Pughsley has the strength and hand placement to be a good tackle in the future. However, he needs to work on his feet and posture while blocking. Because of this, he seems to be a great practice squad candidate for the 2014 season.

    Backup: Darrion Weems (swing tackle)

    Practice Squad: Jarrod Pughsley

1-Technique Defensive Tackle: Terrell McClain

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    The 1-technique defensive tackle position was a serious hole on the defense in 2013. Nick Hayden started all 16 games for the Cowboys at the position, and PFF graded him as the second-worst defensive tackle at minus-27.4. 

    However, the Cowboys signed Terrell McClain in the offseason, and it would be hard for him not to be an upgrade. He has not gotten a lot of game time in the NFL, but when he has played, he has shown to be a solid but unspectacular player. He will like be a placeholder for the Cowboys, who hope that one of their younger 1-techniques can develop into a viable starter. 

    In the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft, the Cowboys selected Ken Bishop. He seems to best fit as a 1-technique in the defensive scheme. He shows decent burst and hand placement. He takes on double-teams very well and was hard to move in college. However, he did not get much penetration and is not much of a pass-rushing threat. If Bishop can improve his pass-rushing techniques, he could become the starter for the Cowboys. 

    Davon Coleman, an undrafted free agent, is another 1-technique player in camp. He is stout against the run and showed a great ability to get after the quarterback while in college. You may not know of him now, but I bet that after the preseason you will. 

    Backups: Davon Coleman, Ken Bishop

    Practice Squad: None

3-Technique Defensive Tackle: Henry Melton

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    After Jason Hatcher signed with the Washington Redskins in free agency, many wondered how the Cowboys would replace his production. 

    Enter Henry Melton. 

    He had a great 2012 campaign and was expected to be even better in 2013. However, a torn ACL ended his year in late September.

    Nevertheless, the Cowboys signed him with the hope that he can return to his 2012 form. 

    When healthy, he is one of the best 3-techniques in the league. He has a quick first step that allows him to terrorize the backfield throughout the game. If Melton can get healthy enough to be as effective as he was in 2012, the Cowboys may even have upgraded this position in the long term. 

    Ben Bass is the perfect rotational 3-technique for the Cowboys. He gives relentless effort and is effective against the pass and the run. He can help give Melton a breather so that he can be at his best late in games. 

    The combination of Melton and Bass makes the 3-technique defensive tackle one of the stronger positions on the team.

    Backup: Ben Bass

    Practice Squad: None

Weak-Side Defensive End: Demarcus Lawrence

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    When DeMarcus Ware signed with the Denver Broncos, it left a gaping hole at weak-side defensive end. The Cowboys had no one on the current roster who had any meaningful experience or the ability to thrive in this defense.

    To fill this hole, the Cowboys drafted Demarcus Lawrence.

    He figures to slide right into the hole left by Ware. Lawrence has the quickness to get around the edge, along with the length to keep tackles away from his body. He is much more of a speed-rusher at this point in his career, but he has the frame that will allow him to add more bulk. 

    George Selvie played very well considering the circumstances last year. He was not signed until the middle of training camp, but he still won the strong-side defensive end job and put up respectable numbers. Now that the Cowboys are getting players back from injury, he can go back to his ideal role as a rotational weak-side defensive end and situational pass-rusher. 

    To go along with Selvie and Lawrence, the Cowboys signed Jeremy Mincey this offseason. He figures to play in the rotation with Selvie and Lawrence and help out as a situational pass-rusher as well. 

    While the Cowboys don't have one player who can make up for Ware's production, they hope that these three can make up for it together. 

    Backups: George Selvie, Jeremy Mincey

    Practice Squad: None

Strong-Side Defensive Tackle: Tyrone Crawford

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    The Cowboys thought they were set at strong-side defensive end until a string of injuries left them bare. When Tyrone Crawford tore his Achilles and Anthony Spencer had microfracture knee surgery, the Cowboys had to resort to picking up players off the street to help fill the need.

    While some fans may think that since the Cowboys re-signed Spencer, he would slide back into his starting role at SDE, it won't be that easy. It is hard to come back from microfracture knee surgery and perform at a high level, at least initially. 

    Therefore, I believe that Crawford will be the starter at the beginning of the season. He has the size and strength to set the edge against the run and the pass-rush techniques to do damage against the pass as well. 

    Initially, Spencer will be a rotational SDE until he gets back to his old ways. When healthy, he is one of the best strong-side defensive ends in the NFL. He could regain his starting role in the last half of the season. However, I do not see him being able to get back early enough to start from the onset. 

    Seventh-round pick Ben Gardner will also add some depth to the defensive line. He can be effective against the run and the pass. Also, he can even move down to defensive tackle in nickel situations. This type of versatility will be valuable to the Cowboys, especially if the injury bug hits once again this year.

    Backups: Anthony Spencer, Ben Gardner

    Practice Squad: Caesar Rayford

"Will" Linebacker: Bruce Carter

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    The switch from the 3-4 defense to the 4-3 defense was supposed to benefit Bruce Carter. However, he was average at best because he struggled against the pass and was mediocre against the run.

    ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins reported that the Cowboys almost drafted a player to replace Carter; however, that player (Ryan Shazier) was picked before the Cowboys came on the clock. 

    For the defense to improve in 2014, Carter must rebound well from his poor 2013 campaign. He has the speed and athleticism that should allow him to thrive at the "Will" linebacker position. Hopefully with another year in the system, he will be able to better maximize his physical talents. 

    Justin Durant was another player who played below his potential. He played so poorly that he lost his starting position to converted defensive end Kyle Wilber. Durant should be a good candidate to back up Carter.

    Seventh-round pick Will Smith is too raw at this point to give the Cowboys any meaningful contributions. A year on the practice squad would allow him to further develop his skills without being counted on. 

    Backup: Justin Durant

    Practice Squad: Will Smith

"Mike" Linebacker: Sean Lee

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    With the loss of Ware, Sean Lee must now step into the leadership role on the defense. He makes an impact on almost every snap. He takes great angles to the ball-carrier and has sound coverage skills. PFF graded him at plus-8.7 on the year, which was good enough for him to be the seventh-best inside linebacker in 2013.

    Lee is a great playmaker and has possibly the best ball skills out of everyone on the defense. He calls the plays for the defense and makes sure everyone is in the right place.

    Anthony Hitchens, Lee's backup, was drafted in the fourth round of the draft. According to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahonJason Garrett admitted that Hitchens was drafted mainly for depth:

    We just feel like we needed linebacker depth,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We’ve had different injuries at the linebacker position the last couple of years, and that’s the nature of the league. Guys get hurt. You want to make sure you have enough numbers there, enough competition there so if something does happen to one of your top-flight players, you can survive, function and even thrive. That’s where we feel like Hitchens fits in. 

    Hitchens is a great hitter with a high football IQ. He has work to do in regard to playing in coverage. However, if Lee goes down, Hitchens would be the best option to step in. 

    Backup: Anthony Hitchens

    Practice Squad: None

"Sam" Linebacker: DeVonte Holloman

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    DeVonte Holloman was one of the few pleasant surprises on the defense in 2013. He was injured for most of the season; however, when he was called on to play, he was a quality linebacker. Because of that, he will likely get a chance to start in 2014.

    He will compete against Kyle Wilber for the "Sam" linebacker position. Holloman brings great quickness and speed to the SLB position. While Wilber has shown to be an excellent run defender and pass-rusher at SLB, he is not proficient in coverage. This is where Holloman has the edge and why he will end up winning the competition. 

    Wilber is a converted defensive end, which is a big reason why he is deficient in coverage. He will provide great depth in case Holloman gets injured again. 

    Even though both of these players are relatively inexperienced, they both have the ability to good contributors for a number of years.  

    Backup: Kyle Wilber

    Practice Squad: None

Left Cornerback: Brandon Carr

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    While Brandon Carr was a great addition to the Cowboys defense in 2012, he was barely adequate in 2013. He struggled in zone coverage last season, which led to a lot of big plays made against him.

    The main reason that he is starting is because of the investment the Cowboys made in him. They aren't paying him a ton of money to sit on the bench. The hope is that he can return to his 2012 form and prove worthy of his lofty contract.

    The fact that Morris Claiborne is listed as a backup may come as a surprise to some fans. He is a former top-10 selection and a true boundary corner. However, injuries and poor play have led to Claiborne not living up to his potential. This is likely his final opportunity to prove to the Cowboys that he is worth the investment.

    The team's final pick of the draft was Terrance Mitchell. He fits in well in the Cowboys zone scheme because of his incredible quickness and smarts. He will likely be a special teams player at first while developing into a possible slot corner for the Cowboys in the future.

    Backups: Morris Claiborne, Terrance Mitchell

    Practice Squad: None

Right Cornerback: Orlando Scandrick

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    Orlando Scandrick was one of the few bright spots on the defense last season. He was impressive against the slot and outside receivers. His great quickness allows him to stay with receivers in and out of cuts.

    He can improve his ball skills, though. Scandrick allowed too many big plays slip through his hands. If he can become a ball hawk, he would be one of the better corners in the NFL. 

    In my opinion, one of the biggest mistakes the Cowboys made was cutting Sterling Moore before the regular season last year. He is proficient in pass coverage and a good option as the No. 3 or 4 cornerback. The Cowboys tried to give B.W. Webb an opportunity to play, but that proved to be a mistake. 

    If the Cowboys keep Moore instead of Webb, I believe they will see a significant improvement in their cornerback play in 2014. 

    Backup: Sterling Moore

    Practice Squad: None

Strong Safety: J.J. Wilcox

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    One of the biggest question marks going into the 2014 season is the strong safety position. Many may be wondering why J.J. Wilcox is listed at strong safety and not free safety. According to former Cowboys scout Bryan Broaddus, the position that is normally free safety is actually called strong safety in this scheme. 

    Wilcox only has two years of safety experience under his belt, but he is improving every chance he gets. He is a big hitter who plays fast. However, he gets lost at times in coverage.

    Another year in this scheme should do wonders for his mental lapses. His physical attributes and nose for the ball should lead to him winning the strong safety competition.  

    Last year, Jeff Heath played most of the snaps for the Cowboys at strong safety. He was in the right position most of the time, but because of his stature, he was not able to make the play. He is a great player on special teams, so he should remain on the roster for those reasons. 

    The most physically gifted safety on the Cowboys is most likely Matt Johnson. However, injuries over the last two years have led to him not being able to show his physical prowess. In the limited time he played in preseason, he showed all the attributes you want in a safety. He was a sure tackler and good in coverage.

    If I could trust that he would remain healthy, he would be the starting strong safety. However, Johnson has not shown that ability, so there is no way I can project him to start. 

    Backups: Matt Johnson, Jeff Heath

    Practice Squad: Jakar Hamilton

Free Safety: Barry Church

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    After he came off a torn Achilles, there were many questions about how effective Barry Church would be in 2013. However, he proved that his Achilles was fully healed by playing very well at free safety. 

    He is at his best when he can play downhill in run support. He is a sound tackler who takes good angles in run support. He has shown the ability to be decent in coverage as well.

    Church looks to build off his 2013 campaign and become an even bigger contributor to the defense. If he can improve in pass coverage, he has the ability to become one of the better players on the defense. 

    The Cowboys drafted Ahmad Dixon in the seventh round of the draft. He is a ferocious hitter who excels in run support. However, he is very poor in coverage, and it would not be wise to put him in that type of situation, at least initially. Dixon should replace Danny McCray as the special teams ace for the Cowboys. 

    Backup: Ahmad Dixon

    Practice Squad: None

Punter: Cody Mandell

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    Chris Jones has proved to be average at best as a punter for the Cowboys. He averaged just 45 yards per punt, according to

    After the draft, the Cowboys signed Cody Mandell to come in and compete with Jones at punter. Mandell averaged 47.1 yards per punt as a senior, according to 

    If Mandell proves to be just as good as Jones, then the Cowboys will go with the younger and cheaper option. 

    Backup: None

    Practice Squad: None

Kicker: Dan Bailey

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    Dan Bailey has been the most consistent player on the Cowboys since he joined the team in 2011. He has made 90.8 percent of his kicks since he joined the league, according to

    He has been a reliable and clutch player, and there is no way anyone else will beat him out. Kicker is one of the few positions where the Cowboys have a truly elite player.  

    Backup: None

    Practice Squad: None

Long Snapper: L.P. Ladouceur

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    L.P. Ladouceur is not known by many fans; however, he has proved to be an elite long snapper for the Cowboys. He has never missed a game or a long snap for the Cowboys since he joined the team. 

    Don't mess with a good thing: Ladouceur should be the long snapper for the Cowboys in 2014. 

    Backup: None

    Practice Squad: None

53-Man Roster and Practice Squad

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    Quarterback (2)

    1. Tony Romo
    2. Brandon Weeden

    Running Back (3)

    1. DeMarco Murray
    2. Lance Dunbar
    3. Joseph Randle

    Fullback (1)  

    1. J.C. Copeland

    Wide Receiver (6)

    1. Dez Bryant
    2. Terrance Williams
    3. Devin Street
    4. Chris Boyd
    5. Dwayne Harris
    6. Cole Beasley

    Tight End (3)

    1. Jason Witten
    2. Gavin Escobar
    3. James Hanna

    Tackle (3)

    1. Tyron Smith
    2. Doug Free
    3. Darrion Weems

    Guard (4)

    1. Zack Martin 
    2. Ronald Leary
    3. Mackenzy Bernadeau
    4. Brian Clarke

    Center (1)

    1. Travis Frederick

    Defensive Tackle (5)

    1. Henry Melton
    2. Terrell McClain
    3. Ken Bishop
    4. Davon Coleman
    5. Ben Bass

    Defensive End (6)

    1. Demarcus Lawrence
    2. Tyrone Crawford
    3. Jeremy Mincey
    4. George Selvie
    5. Anthony Spencer
    6. Ben Gardner

    Outside Linebacker (4)

    1. Bruce Carter
    2. DeVonte Holloman
    3. Kyle Wilber
    4. Justin Durant

    Middle Linebacker (2)

    1. Sean Lee
    2. Anthony Hitchens

    Cornerback (5)

    1. Brandon Carr
    2. Orlando Scandrick
    3. Morris Claiborne
    4. Sterling Moore
    5. Terrance Mitchell

    Safety (5)

    1. Barry Church
    2. J.J. Wilcox
    3. Ahmad Dixon
    4. Matt Johnson
    5. Jeff Heath

    Punter (1)

    1. Cody Mandell

    Kicker (1)

    1. Dan Bailey

    Long Snapper (1)

    1. L.P. Ladouceur

    Practice Squad (8)

    1. Dustin Vaughan (QB)
    2. Glasco Martin (RB)
    3. L'Damian Washington (WR)
    4. Jordan Najvar (TE) 
    5. Jerrod Pughsley (OT)
    6. Caesar Rayford (DE)
    7. Will Smith (OLB)
    8. Jakar Hamilton (FS)