Never before has projecting the Dallas Cowboys’ 53-man roster been such a difficult task. Outside of just a couple positions, we’re really not sure which direction the team will head in with their roster decisions. When adding up the “sure thing” players, one could argue that just under half of the 53-man roster is still up in the air at this point, which is pretty incredible.
One of the unavoidable aspects of projecting a final roster is the “butterfly effect,” where each decision can have a number of consequences that greatly affect the overall roster. Keep an extra offensive lineman and that will affect the depth at another position, which could affect the decisions made at another, and another, and so on.
With that said, here’s my best guess for what the Cowboys’ 53-man roster will look like come opening day.