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

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The Dallas Cowboys have had a fairly successful offseason so far. While they didn’t do much in free agency, they worked the trade desk to perfection, adding two high end starters at below-market prices.

The draft was unspectacular but for as underwhelming as it seemed it appears to be pretty efficient use of draft capital.

The Dallas Cowboys added multiple starters and role players this offseason so today we look at what the 53-man looks like in our first post-draft assessment

As with most seasons, there will be a little bit of roster gymnastics at the final cut. The days after, players will be re-signed and a more accurate 53-man roster will take shape. That’s what we’re focusing on today; the 53-man roster for Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season.

Quarterback (3) Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush, Will Grier

The Dallas Cowboys wanted to add a QB prospect late in the draft but alas, the board didn’t fall quite right to make that happen. With Rush re-signed, there really isn’t an urgency to force the issue so Dallas will kick the can on developmental prospect thing one more year.

Rush has proved to be a capable starter and the Dallas Cowboys defense is expected to be stout enough again to carry the team should Prescott fall to injury once more. Grier is the clear third man in the peaking order. This will likely be his last shot as QB3 because at some point the 28-year-old will be nothing more than “he is what he is” and Dallas will need to develop someone with promise.