Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster prediction: 2021 post-draft edition

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Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster prediction WR, RB, QB

Receiver (6)

Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Cedrick Wilson, Noah Brown, Simi Fehoko

This is a darn impressive unit. Amari Cooper is amongst the best in the game. ‘nuff said. CeeDee Lamb is the present and the future. And Michael Gallup is on his last year of his deal and thirsty to play with Dak Prescott in his contract year.

Baring a Gallup trade, the top three are safe. Cedrick Wilson is underrated but great in what he does. And he does a bit of everything. Wilson can play X, Z, slot and special teams. He’s smart and well liked so he’s safe on the roster.

Noah Brown is another guy the coaches love. He’s the best WR blocker on the team and can be used as a move blocker a variety of ways. The Dallas Cowboys rarely use him for his receiving skills but he’s a big strong pass-catcher who can win contested ball situations.

Finally we have the rookie, Simi Fehoko, from Stanford. The 6-foot-4 WR has deep speed who explodes off the line. He doesn’t run the crispest routes but can serve as a poor man’s DK Metcalf for the Cowboys. He has great potential down the road and could be the sleeper of the draft class.

Running back (4)

Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, Sewo Olonilua, Rico Dowdle

I’m not sure the RB4 is on the roster right now but I feel confident the Dallas Cowboys will go with four so I’ll include Rico Dowdle here today. Zeke is clearly secure in his status and according to his contract he’ll probably be secure for a season after that.

Tony Pollard will continue to see his share of carries and hopefully more since we all hope and expect the Cowboys to be playing with more leads in 2021. Sewo is our fullback and a good one at that. He opted out last year but he’s a former RB with lead blocking skills. He’s a good short yardage runner as well.

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Quarterback (2)

Dak Prescott, Garrett Gilbert

I think the Dallas Cowboys will go a little thin here. No one’s worried about Dak’s availability to be 100% by Week 1, so they haven’t really prioritized QB2. Garrett Gilbert was the only backup who showed anything last year so he’s the favorite to win the backup job.

Dallas could add Cooper Rush back to the mix or they could bring in a camp arm and give him a developmental job. But I think QB is a position the Cowboys can go short so they can keep an extra player on the defensive line.