3 Cowboys Who Could Still Be Cut After Making the 53-Man Roster

It's the "initial" 53-man roster, not the "final" 53-man roster.

Neville Gallimore made the Cowboys' initial 53-man roster, but he's still at risk of being cut.
Neville Gallimore made the Cowboys' initial 53-man roster, but he's still at risk of being cut. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Markquese Bell

Mike McCarthy and Dan Quinn have made it abundantly clear that they have no qualms playing safeties at linebacker, and in a press conference McCarthy also suggested they count Micah Parsons as a combo of an edge defender and off-ball linebacker.

So while it may seem like we're thin at the position with only four on the roster (counting Bell, who the Cowboys list as a safety but who played mostly in the box in the preseason), that could actually prove to be more than we really need if Markquese Bell doesn't perform.

Bell's a nice story as a 2022 undrafted free agent who's on the roster for the second straight year, but a 54% special teams snap rate isn't enough to give you much job security.

He was pretty bad in his limited defensive snaps as a rookie, and while he showed improvements in the preseason, we've seen before that those games don't always mean much.

Bell's positional flexibility is nice, but it also means that a superior player at any of the spots he plays could be enough to take his roster spot.