Now that the Dallas Cowboys and the rest of the NFL have made the necessary cuts to trim their roster from 90 players to 53, the roster the team will take into week one is beginning to take shape. It’s likely the Dallas Cowboys still have some moves to make to get the roster ready for the New York Giants, but as of now, here’s how the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster looks.
We’ll continue to update the roster as moves are made, so make sure you stay tuned to Inside The Star.
Running Back (3)
Ezekiel Elliott remains a holdout, and is on “reserved/did not report status,” which means he doesn’t count against the 53-man roster. Reportedly, there is movement toward getting an extension done by Monday, so that could change very soon.
Wide Receiver (5)
This is probably not where the team will end up at wide receiver as they’ve typically kept six on the active roster over the years. I doubt that they will keep 11 offensive linemen, so after a move is made there, I imagine the Dallas Cowboys bring Cedrick Wilson back if he’s not claimed on waivers.
Tight End (3)
Offensive Line (11)
Connor McGovern is likely headed to injured reserve, but the Dallas Cowboys had to keep him on their initial 53-man roster if they want the option of bringing him back later in the season. Xavier Su’a-Filo, Brandon Knight, or Adam Redmond could be on the trade block.
Defensive Line (10)
Leighton Vander Esch
I would be surprised if the Dallas Cowboys didn’t bring back Donovan Olumba or Mike Jackson to the active roster because C.J. Goodwin doesn’t offer much in the way of coverage ability. He’s more of a special teams ace. Generally, they’ll only use four cornerbacks in the game, but if one of those guys at the top of the depth chart gets injured, they’ll want someone with a little more coverage credibility than Goodwin to fill in.
Special Teams (3)