Building a Roster: Projecting the Dallas Cowboys final-53 man roster

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Dallas Cowboys: Quarterback (3)

Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton, Ben DiNucci

What jumps out here is Ben DiNucci. The Dallas Cowboys aren’t known for keeping a third QB on the roster. If they can get by with just two, they will gladly do it. The logic is simple: If a team is ever forced into using their QB3 for any stretch of the season, chances are good that season is a lost one so what’s the point?

But Mike McCarthy does things differently than that. In fact, he’s made the case before keeping four QBs on the roster is the smart way to go (see article below). Based on McCarthy’s history, we can safely assume the Dallas Cowboys will indeed be keeping a QB3 this season. I broke it all down in:

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And since Ben DiNucci seems to be McCarthy’s personnel pick at developmental QB, he’s probably the favorite despite fellow back-up QB Clayton Thorson’s better draft status.

Dallas Cowboys: Running Back (3)

Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, Jamize Olawale

Typically the Dallas Cowboys (and the rest of the NFL) go four deep at RB, but recent history suggests the Cowboys aren’t opposed to keeping just three. And given the skill level and durability of the top-3, there’s a good chance they will do it again in 2020.

Jordan Chunn would be the favorite to win the RB4 spot if Dallas makes it available. Chunn is a nicely rounded player who can contribute on special teams. He’s  6-foot-0, 230lbs and would be decent complement to the other three. But at the end of the day, it just looks more and more like a fourth running back would be a waste of a roster spot.