Dallas Cowboys Training Camp: Standouts and Roster Spots

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Aug 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dustin Vaughn (10) throws under pressure in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback (3)

Tony Romo

Brandon Weeden

Dustin Vaughn

Tony Romo and Brandon Weeden have their roster spots locked down. Tony Romo, the top QB in the NFL last season (just ask Siri) has had a strong, and largely pain-free, offseason. That hasn’t been the case for quite a while, and both Tony and the Dallas Cowboys are excited to see how it translates to the 2015 season.

Brandon Weeden, has been doing and saying the right things this offseason. After a terrible 2014 season, where he was a horribly ineffective back-up, Weeden was dedicated to improve in the offseason. Whether he has or has not improved, remains to be seen. These preseason games will go a long way in telling the Cowboys where weeden is in his development.

Many fans wrote Weeden off this spring, plugging the young Dustin Vaughn into the back-up role. But Vaughn has had a wildly unspectacular training camp and appears to now just be battling for a roster spot.

What these backups need to prove between now and week 1, is that at the very least, they can deliver a catchable pass to Dez Bryant in single coverage. Something they couldn’t do last season.

The QB situation in Dallas will once again live and die with Tony Romo. If Romo is ever lost for any substantial period of time, the season is likely lost. This makes pass protection paramount for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015.

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