Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster prediction: The All-Potential Team

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Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster prediction

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback (2): Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback position doesn’t offer much in “potential.” Dak Prescott has realized most of his (although we expect a career year in 2022) and behind him isn’t much to get excited about.

Cooper Rush gets the job primarily because he’s shown he can read a defense and move through progressions. His mental capacity is his biggest asset and if he can hone that he can be a viable QB in the NFL.

There’s no telling if Will Grier or Ben DiNucci have that ability hiding beneath the surface. They may be better options physically, but not mentally, and at the QB position I’ll take mental 9 out of 10 times.

Running Back (3): Tony Pollard, Ezekiel Elliott, Aaron Shampklin

Behind Zeke and TP, there isn’t a clear cut star waiting in the wings. But looking at potential, Aaron Shampklin gets the nod. The Harvard RB is small but has the athelic scoring you look for in a gamebreaker. He’s fast, shifty, and strong. He’s not the bell-cow Zeke is but this day and age, who wants a bell-cow anyway?

Shampklin beats out Rico Dowdle, who’s around mostly for his special teams ability, and JaQuan Hardy, a fairly well rounded RB3 who we saw last year. While the older two offer more things to the Cowboys roster, no one provides the potential Shampklin does with the ball in their hands and that’s why the Cowboys go with the rookie.