As the talent gap closes in the NFL, the value of practice squad players increases, so it’s more important than ever for the Dallas Cowboys to stash the right talent. While it’s inevitable that the majority of practice squad players won’t pan out, there’s always hope that one or two can mature and develop into something special.
The Cowboys signed 24 undrafted free-agent rookies this year, so there are going to be a whole lot of practice squad candidates in 2014. Even if it seems trivial, it’s important for Dallas to identify the players who possess the most upside to make sure it can retain their rights moving forward.
Here are five players who are likely practice squad candidates for Dallas.