Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster prediction (Youth and Potential Edition)

Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Cowboys Offense

Quarterback (3) Dak Prescott, Garrett Gilbert, Davis Webb

Obviously Dak Prescott is locked and loaded as QB1 on the 2021 roster. He’s healed up and ready to rock and roll for training camp. And as we discussed a couple weeks ago, medical studies show a broken bone isn’t more likely to break again than an unbroken bone. In other words, we don’t have to worry about Dak suddenly becoming injury prone.

Garrett Gilbert gets the QB2 job simply because he’s the most capable. He’s not an exciting developmental prospect to groom, but he’s stable and in his prime so he gets the nod.

Where things get interesting is at QB3 (aka the developmental spot). One of the deepest QB rooms in the NFL is in Buffalo. Josh Allen, Mitch Trubisky, and Jake Fromm are all positioned above former third round pick, Davis Webb. This makes Webb a potential roster casualty this autumn and someone the Dallas Cowboys should keep an eye on.

Webb is the son of a coach, and extremely hard worker, intelligent, and well liked around the NFL. He just hasn’t put it together on the field. Webb puts in coaches hours as a prospect and will likely be just that when he hangs up the cleats. In Dallas, he’ll serve a vital role as both a sounding board and a developmental prospect. It’s hard not to see a little Jason Garrett starter kit here.