Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection: Training Camp – Week 1

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Sep 21, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback

Morris Claiborne

(24) celebrates with defensive end Tyrone Crawford (98) after intercepting a pass during the second half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Cowboys defeated the Rams 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Linebacker (6)

Sean Lee

Kyle Wilber

Anthony Hitchens

Jasper Brinkley

Andrew Gachkar

Damien Wilson

Kyle Wilber is the early favorite to claim the SAM role and is unlikely to be beaten out considering his size, durability, and pass-rush potential. He’s 1 dimensional and can’t contribute at WILL or MIKE but he plays special teams well and is a high-effort vet.

Damien Wilson has been getting a ton of snaps early in camp and will be given opportunities everywhere in training camp. He has a chance to earn a pass-coverage role in the nickel defense alongside Sean Lee.

Rolando McClain is suspended the first 4 games of the season so he will not cost a roster spot until he returns.

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Cornerback (6)

Orlando Scandrick

Byron Jones

Brandon Carr

Morris Claiborne

Tyler Patmon

Corey White

Much like RB, CB is a position of great concern and great promise. The Cowboys will be willing to go deep here since both White and the rookie Jones will be playing some free safety in select packages.

Early on, Corey White is not only playing CB and FS, but also some nickel LB. Morris Claiborne is impressing early and Carr seems determined to put all doubts to bed.  This should be a fun position group to watch this camp as long as everyone can stay healthy.

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