Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster prediction 2021 (training camp edition)

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Dallas Cowboys Offense

Quarterback (2) Dak Prescott, Garrett Gilbert

The Dallas Cowboys and Mike McCarthy like to go deep at QB so it’s tough to imagine they’ll roll into the season with just two on the final roster. But without any deserving candidates on the roster now, I’m just going with the top-2.

If Dallas does keep a third QB, it will likely be someone that isn’t in Cowboys Camp and is coming from another team (via trade or cut). If we’re being completely honest, Garrett Gilbert isn’t really all that worthy of a QB2 spot either. He had a good game last year, but there’s a reason he didn’t hold onto the job and there’s a reason he’s bounced around throughout his career.

Dak Prescott is the lifeblood of the unit and the team in general. He’s back from injury and ready to regain that ironman status of his.

Running back (4) Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, Rico Dowdle, Sewo Olonilua

Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are locks. They will form a nice 1-2 punch on offense and maybe even get some snaps alongside one another in 21 personnel too. After them is where the competition begins.

The coaching staff has familiarity with Rico Dowdle. He’s not flashy but he gets the job done and can play special teams. If anyone wants to challenge Dowdle for the RB3 job, it will have to be by being better on special teams. That’s the primary role of that spot.

Finally, we have the fullback, Sewo Olonilua making the team as the lead blocker. The Dallas Cowboys don’t use fullbacks often so they’re going to need, whoever gets the job, to be multifaceted and a special teams asset. Sewo can be that.