Cowboys 53-Man Roster Prediction Ahead of 2024 Training Camp

What will the Dallas Cowboys' initial 53-man roster look like in 2024?
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2024 is going to be a critical year for the Dallas Cowboys. After years of falling short in the postseason, the front office is putting pressure on head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Dak Prescott. Each enters the final year of their contract and could be on the way out if they don’t finally get over the hump.

It’s a bold strategy from the Jones family and could have disastrous consequences. If the Cowboys fail and Prescott leaves, they watch a top-tier quarterback walk with nothing in return. That can set the franchise back several years — as opposed to teams such as the Houston Texans rebuilding when they traded their signal-caller.

Of course, Jerry Jones has always done things his way so that won’t stop now. All we can do is watch the drama unfold, which will really ramp up when training camp kicks off in late July. The goal there will be to put the best possible 53-man roster together which is what we’re about to predict here.

Quarterback (2): Dak Prescott, Trey Lance

Dallas kept three quarterbacks throughout the season in 2023 but that’s not how it starts here. Initially, they go with Dak Prescott, the unquestioned starter, and Trey Lance as the backup.

While Cooper Rush isn't on this initial 53-man roster, that doesn't mean he won't be on the team. Dallas has often had a nod-and-wink deal with Rush to release him during the final cuts only to re-sign him to the practice squad. As a vested veteran, he doesn't hit the waiver wires, so they can use his spot to move players around, often bringing him back up when someone inevitably heads to the IR.