Dallas Cowboys Final Roster Projection: No Preseason – Fallout (August)

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Dallas Cowboys Final Roster Projections: Quarterback and Running Back

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback (3)

Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton, Ben DiNucci

The top-2 players are obviously locks. Dak Prescott is what makes this prolific offense go and Andy Dalton is a top-tier back-up capable of “not losing”. Ben DiNucci is 100% speculative since he’s a rookie coming from a small program.

Normally it would take a miracle for him to make the Dallas Cowboys roster as a rookie but things are different in Big D these days. New head coach and QB guru, Mike McCarthy, is known to keep three QBs on the roster and Ben DiNucci was his handpicked Day 3 selection.

It’s likely DiNucci is his pet project and someone with the intangibles to make the team stick with this raw and unproven entity. For more on DiNucci, check out this article: Watch out for rookie QB, Ben DiNucci

Dallas Cowboys Running Back (4)

Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, Jamize Olawale, Sewo Olonilua

Dallas just released dark horse candidate Jordon Chunn last week. While I never expected Chunn to make the cut, many projections were shaken by the preemptive cut. My dark horse candidate is still FB/HB/H-Back Sewo Olonilua.

The undrafted rookie from TCU is versatile weapon and may allow the offense to do things they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. Additionally, Sewo could offer depth at three spots and be a special teams weapon to boot.

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I had Sewo making the team in my last projection but with a shortened camp and no preseason games, it’s going to be tough for him to prove his worth. Still, the 6-foot-3, 232lb former running back can be a short-yardage weapon, lead blocker, and move TE blocker in the NFL. That’s a lot position flex and usefulness for a RB4.