While the Dallas Cowboys' 53-man roster is set, that doesn't mean we know who will be suited up on gameday. Only 48 players dress in any given week, so some of the fringe members of the 53 won't even have a chance to see the field.
Some positions are deeper than others, and some guys made the 53-man roster instead of the practice squad for strategic reasons that had little to do with how likely they were to see the field.
Here's an early prediction for the Cowboys' five inactives for our season-opener agains the New York Giants.
Projecting Cowboys Week 1 Inactives vs. Giants
With the NFL's emergency third-QB rule, there's no real reason to make three quarterbacks active on gameday. And even without that rule, the Cowboys would probably be rolling with just two anyway.
And there's really no doubt, especially early in the season, who those two will be. Dak Prescott is obviously the starter, and if he goes down then it's always going to be Cooper Rush who steps in to replace him.
Rush knows the Cowboys' offense like the back of his hand and has had plenty of opportunity to build chemistry with this teammates in Dallas. He's also proven to be capable of filling in when needed.
Trey Lance has some interesting upside, but he's totally unproven as a pro and hasn't even been in Dallas for a month.
No matter what you think about Lance's chances of contributing long-term, it's clear that there's no need to hav him active in Week 1.