Dallas Cowboys Final 53-man Roster Prediction (2020 Mid-camp Edition)

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The Dallas Cowboys are roughly halfway through training camp and the cream has started to rise to the top.

The Dallas Cowboys are midway through their condensed training camp and it’s becoming clearer by the day who’s on track to make it and who’s on the outside looking in. Most of our predictions have been validated while others are still completely up in the air.

Today we assess Cowboys Camp and shout out the winners and losers of training camp thus far. From there we’ll build the roster and give an evidence-based prediction as to who will make the final cut.

First, some housekeeping: As many know, the NFL has expanded the game day rosters to 55 this season. But it’s not a clean two-man increase. It comes with conditions that make it a non-permanent promotion that is sure to change each week.

That’s why predicting a 55-man roster instead of a 53-man is pointless. In this exercise we’ll take the time to explain which players are likely to be those practice squad guys who get the occasional call-ups on game day.

Clear as mud? Cool. Let’s get rolling…

Dallas Cowboys Roster: Special Teams (3)

Kicker: Greg Zuerlein

Punter: Chris Jones

Long Snapper:  L.P. Ladouceur

From a personnel perspective, the Dallas Cowboys special teams unit doesn’t look much different from last year. But those who’ve been paying attention know that Dallas just brought in arguably the best ST coach in the NFL in John Fassel and fully intend to give all areas of special teams the attention they deserve.

Greg “the leg” Zuerlein has already bumped his challenger Kai Forbath off the roster. By all accounts he’s perfect through training camp on his kicks and he’s fully healed from that injury that hampered him all last season.

Greg is one of John’s guys from LA and outside of last year, he’s been one of the most proficient kickers throughout his career. Blessed with power and accuracy it’s safe to say he offers Cowboys fans something they’ve been searching for these past four+ seasons: peace of mind.

Chris Jones still doesn’t have a viable challenger, so simply by default, he’s on track to make the team. Dallas insists his struggles the past two seasons are from injury and that those injuries are now behind him. I insist I’ll believe it when I see it.

Roster Spots Used: 03/53