6 Cowboys Who Could Be Cut Prior to Training Camp

These 6 players might not make it to training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.
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3. Jalen Moreno-Cropper, WR

A product of Fresno State, Jalen Moreno-Cropper was named to the All-Mountain West First Team as a senior in 2022. That year, he had 84 receptions for 1,093 yards and five touchdowns which led to him being signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent last year.

Standing 5-foot-11 and 172 pounds, Moreno-Cropper is an undersized wideout but he makes up for that with his 4.4 speed. That helped him make an impact during his first NFL training camp and he added three receptions on four targets for 35 yards in three preseason appearances for Dallas.

That wasn't enough to make the 53-man roster, however, as Moreno-Cropper was released during the team's final cuts in September. He went unclaimed and was re-signed to the practice squad, where he spent his entire rookie season. In 2024, he was signed to a futures squad and will again compete for a spot this year.

Dallas might not have the most impressive receiving corps and in all honesty, their depth is highly questionable behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks. Even so, there's not an easy path to the roster for Moreno-Cropper.

Jalen Tolbert and KaVontae Turpin are locks for the roster and Jalen Brooks has been making waves this year after making the team as a rookie in 2023. There's also rookie Ryan Flournoy, who has been drawing comparisons to Dez Bryant. That's unfair to Flournoy at this point, but he's still doing all he needs to to make the team.

Moreno-Cropper could still be in line for another practice squad run but he's also someone who could be let go if they were to add more competition to the bottom of the roster.