Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster prediction (2022 post-draft edition)

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For the second time in as many years the Dallas Cowboys used all of their picks in the NFL Draft. With nine rookie picks and a slew of undrafted free agents, Dallas replenished their roster heading into the 2022 NFL season.

But not everyone will make the final cut. Rosters must be trimmed before the season begins and that means tough decisions are on the horizon. While the game day roster has been expanded to 55, the two additional spots are temporary activations so we’ll continue to focus on the primary 53.

This is our first crack at the Dallas Cowboys final-53 man roster for the 2022 season.

The Dallas Cowboys are a team with postseason aspirations. The NFC East defending champs took a step back this offseason with their roster cuts, and much of their rookie class is considered projects that will take a year or two of seasoning before truly becoming assets.

That makes cuts this summer even more difficult because the Cowboys will have to weigh immediate need against long-term needs. Finding a balance is key.

We start with special teams….

Dallas Cowboys Special Teams (3)

Brian Anger, Jake McQuaide, Chris Nagger

Brian Anger and Jake McQuaide are locks to make the Dallas Cowboys roster in 2022. The punter and long snapper (respectively) are among the best in the business and the Cowboys took steps to secure their services again earlier in the offseason.

Kicker is what’s up in the air right now. One-year veteran, Chris Nagger, is the early favorite to claim the spot but the Dallas Cowboys added UDFA Jonathan Garibay to provide competition. Neither player has skins on the wall and both will be cheap so this will be a true training camp battle to watch in Oxnard.