The Dallas Cowboys have a number of players to watch during training camp as potential sleepers to not only make the roster but also contribute meaningful numbers.
Without a particularly deep starting lineup, there’s plenty of room for unheralded players to step up and steal some snaps this year.
To choose these sleepers, I looked for a combination of physical measurables and a history of production—whether that production came in college or the NFL. For players like running back Ryan Williams or defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford, for example, there just isn’t enough NFL tape/stats to grade based on professional play.
Actually, I eliminated a lot of players who’ve already shown signs that they can produce at the NFL level—guys like running back Lance Dunbar—because they aren’t really true “sleepers” anymore. I’m searching for players who are either under the radar or simply haven’t consistently produced thus far in the big leagues.
With that said, here are the top five sleepers to watch for the Cowboys this season.