Dallas Cowboys season opening 53-man roster prediction

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Wide Receivers (6)

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

I don’t believe anything has changed here. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb were all locks to make the roster unless the absolute worst took place. Early on in training camp, Brown was running with the starters and Cedric Wilson was working extensively with Special Teams coach John Fassel. Nothing since the beginning would warrant either player losing their respective roster spots at this current juncture.

This leaves us with one final roster spot and the two players at stake are Simi Fehoko and Malik Turner. If the Cowboys could, I’m sure they’d like to carry both of them, but why unnecessarily waste a roster spot on a wide receiver who rarely sees the field when you could carry some extra defensive depth?

In the past the Cowboys have traditionally carried five wide receivers, the fact they are having to choose between two guys for the WR6 spot highlights just how far the team has come since the days of Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, and Cole Beasley being the starting wide receivers.

So three weeks later how does the wide receiver room shape up? Apparently exactly how I predicted! The team made a concerted effort to select Simi Fehoko in the fifth round. Several other teams were interested in Fehoko in that range. If the team had to release him, he’d be scooped up from waiver pretty quickly.

Malik Turner started off training camp with a bang but an injury took him out of the rotation. He will be back for Sunday against Jacksonville with the opportunity to make a final push for his spot on the roster. I don’t think it’s too late, but it might be too much over too little time to make ends meet.

Or maybe, I don’t know what I’m rambling about? Either way, I think the potential of Fehoko gives him the edge in this position battle.