Dallas Cowboys Defense
Safety (4) Donovan Wilson, Damontae Kazee, Israel Mukuamu, Tyler Coyle
Wilson is obvious and Kazee is a sure bet. Mukuamu is a rookie with multi-positional ability and sky-high potential in certain roles. He’s also a coaches favorite and a pretty sure thing based on early impressions.
Where things get interesting is at SAF4. Instead of playing it safe and keeping the veteran Jayron Kearse, the Dallas Cowboys go for the high-potential undrafted rookie Tyler Coyle out of Purdue.
Coyle is a ridiculous athlete. At 6-feet, 209 lbs, 4.41 speed, a 39-inch vertical and broad jump over 11 feet, he has the ability to do it all.
The reason he went undrafted is because he was forced to play close to the line of scrimmage when he’s really at his best away from the line. If Wilson and Mukuamu are more traditional box safeties, Coyle could join Kazee as a deep safety.
Total Roster Spots Used: 53
While Dallas will again be able to promote two practice squad players on game day each week, that’s expected to be a revolving door so we shouldn’t get too wrapped up in that. The 53-man roster is where it’s at and if the Dallas Cowboys value potential above all else this year, these are some of the decisions we should expect to see.
Who are we missing? Are there other players who are high-risk/high-reward prospects that we missed? Who would you replace on this roster if you were building a team around potential and development? Let know in the comments!