Dallas Cowboys Camp: Depth Chart and Roster Spots

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Aug 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys strong safety

Jeff Heath

(38) during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Safety (4)

Barry Church

J.J. Wilcox

Danny McCray

Jeff Heath

Barry Church is a versatile, reliable, durable, and well-priced SS. He is a valuable to this team in multiple roles. J.J. Wilcox is a high-ceiling player still learning the complexities of the position. Some plays he looks like Cam Chancellor, others he looks like Roy Williams in coverage.

If the pass-rush pulls through for the Cowboys this season, J.J. Wilcox has major breakout potential. With Corey White’s and Byron Jones’ versatility to play free safety, the Cowboys can go short here if they need to.

Jeff Heath is expendable if White or Jones finds a permanent spot as centerfielder in the single high safety formation Rod Marinelli is quite fond of.

Danny McCray isn’t a very good defensive safety, but he’s strong on special teams and will likely make the team because of it.

Special Teams (3)

Dan Bailey

Chris Jones

L.P. Ladouceur


Chaz Green, Rolando McClain, and Greg Hardy will buy the Cowboys three additional roster spots the first part of the season. Once the Cowboys reinsert them onto the roster, they will need to cut three players to make room. Who would you keep and who would you cut?

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