The NFL preseason is officially underway and Cowboys fans can't wait to see if their team's offseason moves paid off. While the majority of the 53-man roster is set, there's always the possibility of a dark horse or two making the coaching staff's decision-making a bit harder.
Any long-shots to make the Cowboys roster have the next three preseason games to prove themselves. While some will crumble under pressure, the cream always rises to the top.
Check out these three long-shot Cowboys who will crack the 2023 roster.
Cowboys Long Shots Who Will Make the Roster
1. Deuce Vaughn
It's a long shot for a sixth-round rookie to make an NFL roster more often than not — especially when they're the league's shortest player.
Just don't tell that to Deuce Vaughn.
The diminutive running back — standing 5-foot-5 — has captured the fascination of Cowboys fans this summer. He's shown a tremendous level of heart during training camp, doing everything he can to convince Mike McCarthy & Co. that he deserves a roster spot this fall.
Vaughn's cracking the roster would be tough in most years, but the pecking order is shaky behind starting RB Tony Pollard. It also helps that Ronald Jones II will miss the first two regular-season contests after violating the NFL's PED policy.
As long as Vaugh continues to blow away coaches and fans alike, I would be floored if he isn't on the 53-man roster in Week 1.