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

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Dallas Cowboys Offense

Tight Ends (3) Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz, Sean McKeon

Blake Jarwin is primed for a massive breakout season. A season ending injury in Week 1 last year robbed him of that in 2020, but assuming all is on track in his recovery, 2021 will be the year of “Bird” Jarwin. Dalton Schultz is cheap and capable and a lock to make the team this year. I even expect him to steal some TE1 snaps from Jarwin a bit.

Sean McKeon is where the Dallas Cowboys opt for developmental over proven. He beats out Jeremy Sprinkle for TE3 and becomes the future TE2 to replace Schultz in 2022. McKeon is a blocking specialist so his overall ceiling is probably capped at TE2, but then again, we said the same thing about Schultz and he proved us wrong.

Offensive Line (9): Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, La’el Collins, Connor Williams, Connor McGovern, Tyler Biadasz, Josh Ball, Terence Steele, Matt Farniok

Aside from the Big Three, all the remaining Dallas Cowboys offensive linemen are young, developing, and playing on their rookie contracts. In this roster prediction, Dallas is going all-in on their young tackles, Steele and Ball, and bidding farewell to their insurance policy Ty Nsekhe.

The Dallas Cowboys see starting potential in both their back-up tackles and may want to start the grooming process now with their young guys. McGovern and the rookie Farniok are both interior swing players who will compete for a starting gig in 2022 when Connor Williams likely leaves. And the second year center Biadasz gets the keys to the Ferrari and does not disappoint.