The 2023 NFL draft is behind the Dallas Cowboys. Much work remains between now and the end of training camp.
I prefer not to get ahead of myself. I consider roster projection to be important, but I also view it as a fun activity before the real work begins. Figuring out how things could unfold for the Dallas Cowboys seemed intriguing to me.
The pads still need to be put on. Once the pads are worn. We will discover who the final 53 contenders are. Although injury can be a factor, I will consider all things being equal.
This is being created just for fun. That’s why it’s titled “Way-too-early 2023 Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster projection.”
DALLAS COWBOYS OFFENSE
Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks (2)
Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush
Dak Prescott is the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. This is not up for debate. Cooper Rush will serve as his backup.
Last year, I mentioned that Will Grier is a more talented QB than Cooper Rush, and I still stand by that.
Dallas shouldn’t even think about getting rid of a player who has a 5-1 record for them in the last two years. The season was saved by Cooper Rush last year.
To fill the need for more players in other positions. Dallas won’t have a third quarterback on their 53-man roster.
Dallas Cowboys Running backs (3)
Tony Pollard, Deuce Vaughn (R), Hunter Luepke (UDFA)
Tony Pollard is the undisputed primary running back. The role of the change of pace running back will be filled by Deuce Vaughn.
Hunter Luepke’s versatility as an H-back makes him valuable to special teams, and he can serve as a power back too.
Malik Davis is the Dark Horse. Provided he can improve upon his 2022 season and demonstrate abilities beyond running the football.