|Offense||5th||149.8 (2nd)||226.9 (23rd)|
|Defense||14th||83.5 (1st)||260.4 (26th)|
|76||Ash, Richard||NT||6-3||333||8/4/1992||2||Western Michigan|
|5||Bailey, Dan||K||6-0||195||1/26/1988||7||Oklahoma State|
|68||Baron, Woody||DT||6-1||275||8/8/1993||R||Virginia Tech|
|11||Beasley, Cole||WR||5-8||180||4/26/1989||6||Southern Methodist|
|75||Bell, Byron||T||6-5||340||1/17/1989||7||New Mexico|
|36||Blanton, Robert||DB||6-1||200||9/7/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|85||Brown, Noah||WR||6-2||222||7/19/1997||R||Ohio State|
|88||Bryant, Dez||WR||6-2||220||11/4/1988||8||Oklahoma State|
|19||Butler, Brice||WR||6-3||220||1/29/1990||5||San Diego State|
|63||Cleary, Emmett||T||6-7||324||4/27/1990||3||Boston College|
|64||Cooper, Jonathan||G||6-2||302||1/19/1990||5||North Carolina|
|98||Crawford, Tyrone||DE||6-4||295||11/22/1989||6||Boise State|
|67||DeBord, Clay||T||6-6||305||5/13/1992||1||Eastern Washington|
|56||Durant, Justin (FA)||LB||6-1||230||9/21/1985||11||Hampton|
|3||Dysert, Zac||QB||6-3||223||2/8/1990||2||Miami (Ohio)|
|78||Edwards, Kadeem||G||6-4||305||1/24/1991||2||Tennessee State|
|21||Elliott, Ezekiel||RB||6-0||225||7/22/1995||2||Ohio State|
|35||Frazier, Kavon||SS||6-0||215||8/11/1994||2||Central Michigan|
|52||Gachkar, Andrew (FA)||OLB||6-2||224||11/4/1988||7||Missouri|
|48||Gilchrist, Keenan||LB||6-1||230||9/16/1994||R||Appalachian State|
|86||Hamlett, Connor||TE||6-7||259||4/12/1992||1||Oregon State|
|38||Heath, Jeff||SS||6-1||212||5/14/1991||5||Saginaw Valley State|
|95||Irving, David||DT||6-7||273||8/18/1993||3||Iowa State|
|89||Jarwin, Blake||TE||6-5||246||7/16/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|90||Lawrence, Demarcus||DE||6-3||265||4/28/1992||4||Boise State|
|50||Lee, Sean||OLB||6-2||238||7/22/1986||8||Penn State|
|14||Lenoir, Lance||WR||6-0||201||2/9/1995||R||Western Illinois|
|40||Leslie, Darnell||DE||6-2||235||//||R||Monmouth (N.J.)|
|73||Looney, Joe||G||6-3||315||8/31/1990||5||Wake Forest|
|70||Martin, Zack||G||6-4||310||11/20/1990||4||Notre Dame|
|55||McClain, Rolando (FA)||MLB||6-4||255||7/14/1989||6||Alabama|
|23||McFadden, Leon||DB||5-10||190||10/26/1990||4||San Diego State|
|37||McKinnon, Jeremiah||DB||5-11||190||6/29/1993||1||Florida International|
|17||Moore, Kellen||QB||6-0||200||7/12/1989||6||Boise State|
|58||Moore, Damontre||DE||6-5||250||9/11/1992||5||Texas A&M|
|46||Morris, Alfred||RB||5-10||224||12/12/1988||6||Florida Atlantic|
|16||Nwachukwu, Uzoma||WR||5-11||194||12/15/1990||1||Texas A&M|
|55||Paea, Stephen||DT||6-1||300||5/11/1988||7||Oregon State|
|4||Prescott, Dak||QB||6-2||238||7/29/1993||2||Mississippi State|
|7||Rush, Cooper||QB||6-3||228||//||R||Central Michigan|
|32||Scandrick, Orlando||CB||5-10||196||2/10/1987||10||Boise State|
|29||Seamster, Sammy||DB||6-0||205||2/5/1991||2||Middle Tennessee|
|28||Showers, Jameill||DB||6-2||230||9/6/1991||1||Texas-El Paso|
|54||Smith, Jaylon||OLB||6-2||240||6/14/1995||1||Notre Dame|
|77||Smith, Tyron||T||6-5||320||12/12/1990||7||Southern California|
|41||Smith, Keith||FB||6-0||232||4/8/1992||4||San Jose State|
|45||Smith, Rod||RB||6-3||240||1/10/1992||3||Ohio State|
|10||Switzer, Ryan||WR||5-10||181||11/4/1994||R||North Carolina|
|65||Theaker, Nate||G||6-5||315||10/6/1993||R||Wayne State (Mich.)|
|26||Thomas, Josh (FA)||DB||5-11||196||5/3/1989||7||Buffalo|
|92||Thornton, Cedric||DT||6-4||295||6/21/1988||6||Southern Arkansas|
|39||White, Marquez||CB||6-1||172||10/29/1994||R||Florida State|
|13||Whitehead, Lucky||WR||5-9||180||6/2/1992||3||Florida Atlantic|
|51||Wilber, Kyle||OLB||6-4||245||4/26/1989||6||Wake Forest|
|49||Wood, Zach||LS||6-3||282||1/10/1993||R||Southern Methodist|
|25||Woods, Xavier||SAF||5-11||205||7/26/1995||R||Louisiana Tech|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Smith, who missed the entirety of the 2016 season as he recovered from a devastating knee injury, will partake in a rookie camp alongside this year's draft class prior to the official start of training camp next week. The Cowboys simply held meetings and physicals Wednesday, but the plan is for Smith to appear on the practice field Thursday before the veterans arrive Friday. Smith is expected to remain limited throughout training camp after an every-other-day schedule during OTAs, but his condition is improving as Week 1 approaches.
Hanna underwent a second surgery in November to repair a knee injury he sustained last summer. The team does not anticipate him participating in any organized team activities until training camp commences. Barring any setbacks, he appears to be on track to be healthy prior to the 2017 season kicking off.
Despite losing nearly all of last season to an elbow injury, McFadden worked ahead of Alfred Morris -- who may be released before Week 1 -- during the Cowboys' offseason program. Ezekiel Elliott figures to handle a heavy workload in a three-down role, and while McFadden probably won't get many touches unless his young teammate is injured, the 29-year-old should at least have value as a handcuff. McFadden might even jump right into a similar three-down role in the event of an Elliott injury.
The Cowboys' defensive line lacks star power but has been effective lately in getting to the opposition QB, and it was Collins' turn to shine Sunday. The rookie has just 12 tackles in eight games though, so this performance isn't likely to push him into IDP prominence.
While in and of itself the speeding ticket doesn't seem like much of a big deal, the news comes on the heels of reports that Elliott might get a suspension stemming from a domestic violence allegation last July as well as an altercation at a bar over the weekend in which there's conflicting testimony about whether the running back threw a punch or not. Even if the commissioner's office clears him on the DV charge, a rap on the knuckles for 'conduct unbecoming the league' could well be coming instead given his inability to stay out of the headlines.
The hamstring bug is going around Dallas, while fellow receiver Cole Beasley has also been sidelined this week due to a similar issue. Whitehead's pulled hamstring isn't expected to be a long-term problem, but he may be held out until next week's OTAs. In the meantime, fourth-rounder Ryan Switzer has an opportunity for additional reps on offense.
Blanton played for the Bills last season, accumulating 35 combined tackles in 10 games. He started for a short stretch, but an injured ankle ended his season in what was an awful campaign health-wise for the Buffalo secondary. Blanton will likely fill a reserve role for the Cowboys going forward behind starting free safety Byron Jones. Blanton has 19 career starts and is only two years removed from a 106-tackle season, so he has some NFL experience if he were to be called upon during some portion of the upcoming season.
After reeling off at least 16 YPC and 600 yards in each of his first three seasons, Williams fell off the pace with Dak Prescott under center, finishing with 13.5 YPC and 594 yards in 2016. In the latter realm, Cole Beasley, Dez Bryant, and Jason Witten surpassed him, but each of the trio received 95-to-98 targets, while Williams settled for 61. The Cowboys will trot out the same receiving corps in 2017, so an uptick in volume cannot be expected. On a positive note, Williams hasn't missed a game in his career, which cannot be said for Bryant (10 DNPs over the last two campaigns).
Morris averaged only 3.5 yards on 69 carries in his first season with the Cowboys, ultimately finishing out the year as a gameday inactive in Week 15, Week 16 and the team's lone playoff game. Darren McFadden is expected to serve as the top backup to Ezekiel Elliott, and with both players boasting three-down skill sets, the Cowboys probably want a No. 3 running back that can help out on special teams. The team also would save some cap space by swapping out Morris for a younger player -- perhaps undrafted rookie Jahad Thomas -- so there isn't much reason to keep the 28-year-old around if both Elliott and McFadden are healthy.
Gachkar was a full participant in practice all week, so his questionable status heading into Sunday's game was likely precautionary. Look for him to take up his regular position as the starting strong-side linebacker in the Cowboy's defense.
Wilber sustained a neck injury in Week 5, but has since used the Cowboys' Week 7 bye to heal. Considering he was able to practice without limitation this week, it appears he was able to recover in full.
Irving's suspension stems from a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, while the Cowboys have known about his potential ban since May. A failed attempt at an appeal keeps the suspension at four games, so he'll be eligible to return to the active roster in early October, though Irving can participate in preseason activities as well. The Cowboys will have a thin pass-rushing corps out of the gate, so first-rounder Taco Charlton could see an inflated snap count immediately as a rookie.
Charlton (6-foot-6, 277 pounds) was the leading pass rusher on a dominant Michigan defense, posting 10 sacks in 11 games in 2016. In the NFL, however, he profiles more as an edge-setting, strong-side end -- the kind of player who maybe sprinkles in a couple seasons with double-digit sacks, but mostly offers a steady, anchor-like presence rather than an edge-bending threat.
Ash had been a member of the Jaguars' practice squad after appearing in one game for Jacksonville before being released in November. He'll function as defensive line depth for the Cowboys, but isn't expected to play a major role in Week 17.
Nwachukwu heads to Dallas after spending the last preseason with the Seahawks. The wideout was cut just before the beginning of the regular season and spent the year as a free agent. He has also spent time with the Houston Texans.
Awuzie gets overlooked in this deep cornerback class, but in a year or two he could be viewed as a steal. He was arguably the top player on Colorado's dominant pass defense in 2016, and at 6-feet, 202 pounds he has an excellent combination of size and speed. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds at the Combine, adding a 132-inch broad jump and 6.81-second three-cone drill. The Cowboys might need him to start from Day 1.
He finishes the regular season with 27 made field goals on 32 attempts and a perfect 46-for-46 mark on PATs, giving Bailey more than 120 points for the fifth time in six seasons. The five misses are actually his most since he was a rookie, but with the Cowboys' offense looking like it will be a force in 2017 and beyond thanks to Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and a fantastic offensive line, Bailey should remain a rock-steady fantasy option at kicker.
The seventh-round pick in 2013 was released by the Cardinals last week, but didn't stay unemployed for long. Dysert has yet to play a regular-season game in the NFL and will provide some depth for Dallas behind Dak Prescott.
Wilson was attending a Freedom Fest event at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Tex. when the alleged incident occurred. As the legal process proceeds, neither the Cowboys nor the NFL are apt to comment on the situation, but no matter what turns up, he could be on course for punishment under the league's personal conduct policy. When active, the 24-year-old serves as the team's starting strong-side linebacker, from which he totaled 34 tackles (27 solo) and a half sack in 16 games last season.
Moore returns to Dallas after spending all of last season on injured reserve due to a broken leg suffered in August. Now fully recovered from that fracture, Moore is currently positioned as the Cowboys' No. 3 quarterback, but with Tony Romo sure to leave the team at some juncture, Moore could compete for Dallas' second-string job behind Dak Prescott during training camp.
Thornton had been battling an ankle injury during the playoffs but it looks he's now dealing with some shoulder problems. While there is some cause for concern, the Cowboys remain confident that Thornton will be just fine moving forward. In his first season with Dallas, the 28-year-old recorded 22 tackles across 13 games.
Bryant essentially played 12 games last season, missing three contests early in the year due to a fracture in his knee and later logging just 18 snaps and one target in a meaningless Week 17 outing. His explosiveness was still on display with eight touchdowns and an average of 15.9 yards per reception, but he caught only 50 of his 97 targets (51.5 percent) despite playing with a QB who completed 67.8 percent of his passes. Bryant did go out with a boom by catching nine of 12 targets for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a playoff loss to the Packers, seemingly proving he was back to full health by the end of the season. While injuries marred his last two campaigns, Bryant is still only 28 years old and just three seasons removed from a dominant three-year stretch (2012-2014) with at least 88 catches, 1,233 yards and 12 touchdowns each season.
Green, who missed a majority of the 2016 season due to a back injury, is not slated to return to practice until training camp.
Showers signed with Dallas' practice squad as a quarterback in early September but was then converted to safety. With a full offseason working in the secondary he may be able to secure a role as a depth safety and special teams player in 2017.
The Cowboys haven't commented on the extent of Mayowa's knee injury, but at this stage in the offseason, it's more likely than not the team is erring on the side of caution by holding him out. There's no indication that Mayowa is at risk of missing training camp.
James Hanna (knee) and Geoff Swaim (foot) are both still recovering from surgery and won't be ready for action until training camp, so Gathers will be Jason Witten's primary backup for the next couple of weeks of OTAs. The 2016 sixth-round pick and converted basketball power forward has all the athletic tools to thrive in the NFL, but even after spending all last season on the practice squad, Gathers will need to continue to hone his football skills if he's going to make an impact.
Butler spent the last two seasons with Dallas, finishing 2016 with 16 receptions for 219 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in 16 games. He was the team's fourth option at wideout last season, but with Terrance Williams likely headed elsewhere in free agency, Butler could find himself starting opposite Dez Bryant in 2017 if the Cowboys don't bring in reinforcements at WR.
Woods is as good of a value pick as any team could hope to find at this point in the draft, and his landing spot in Dallas is ideal. On tape, Woods showed an ability to play center field and track the ball, which helped him pick off five passes as a senior. However, he also showed willingness as a tackler when Louisiana Tech lined him up in the box. Considering Dallas' exodus of defensive backs this offseason, reloading through the draft was a priority. Woods is yet another defensive back that could find his way onto the field as a rookie despite his low draft slot.
An undisclosed injury ended Thomas' rookie campaign, and he'll be looking to stay healthy and make a roster in his second season. His ability to make the Cowboys' roster may come down to if he's able to contribute on special teams as well as provide depth at cornerback.
This marks Gregory's seventh failed drug test since entering the league in 2015. He's already serving a one-year ban as a result of a different failed drug test, so this development further complicates his path back to getting on the field for the Cowboys. Per TMZ's reports, people close to Gregory believe that his NFL career could be over. Gregory's situation moving forward should become clearer once the NFL decides on a course of action for his most recent transgression.
Scandrick dealt with a plethora of injuries last season, sidelining him after two consecutive career years. The Cowboys made a point of adding young talent to their secondary, drafting Chidobe Awuzie in the second round of April's draft and Jourdan Lewis in the third, leaving some to wonder if Scandrick's time would be up in Dallas. However, the veteran has been playing outside corner and nickelback with the first team defense through OTAs and minicamp. Look for more updates on the position battle to come throughout training camp.
Doug Free's sudden retirement has left a hole at right tackle for the Cowboys' vaunted offensive line, but it looks like Collins -- who was a left tackle at LSU -- will get the first chance at replacing him. If Collins isn't up to the task, Chaz Green and Byron Bell would be the other options on the roster. Collins' shift to the outside would also open up left guard for Jonathan Cooper, potentially giving the team a starting unit that features five first-round talents.
Lawrence, who appeared in just nine games throughout his 2016 campaign, is still in the rehab stages following an offseason back procedure. He's expected to be sidelined for the remainder of OTAs with an eventual return scheduled for training camp.
When healthy, McKinnon will be able to sign with another team.
Switzer was an impact player in all four of his seasons at North Carolina and was quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's favorite target last season, hauling in 96 passes for 1,112 yards. He caught 74 percent of his targets and showed to be a great route technician with the ability to get open with ease on short and intermediate routes. He profiles as another slot weapon for Dak Prescott and could fight for playing time early in his career. What's more, Switzer's capability in the return game is special as he took seven punts back for touchdowns during his career at North Carolina.
Assuming his contention is correct, Beasley is still feeling the after-effects more than seven months removed from the initial hamstring injury. Prior to the event, he gathered in 43 of 52 passes for 499 yards and four touchdowns in eight games. His efficiency tailed off over the next nine contests, though, as he recorded 36 catches (on 52 targets) for 379 yards and just one touchdown. Although Beasley doesn't seem too worried if the issue lingers into the season, his output could very well take a hit this fall after leading the Cowboys in receptions, targets and receiving yards in 2016.
The 2013 third-round pick has played for three teams in four years with only 10 career sacks to his name, but Moore will provide some depth at defensive end for a Cowboys squad that will probably look for more pass rushing help in the draft.
Witten will celebrate his 35th birthday in May as he prepares for his 15th NFL season. While it can safely be assumed the final few years of his extension don't contain any guaranteed money, the deal still suggests he'll consider playing beyond 2017 and give the team a little more time to find and develop his successor at tight end. Witten is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he fell shy of 700 receiving yards for the first time since his rookie season, catching 69 of 95 targets for 673 yards and three touchdowns. His decreased production was partially a result of the Cowboys' run-heavy offense, but he should be able to handle an every-down role for at least another year or two. It's possible the offense could open up a bit in Dak Prescott's sophomore campaign.
Both Swaim and fellow tight end James Hanna are not expected to participate in organized team activities or June's minicamp as they continue to recover from injuries. The plan is for Swaim to return for the start of training camp in July, barring any setbacks.
The Cowboys recently tested players present for OTAs in the 20-yard dash, bench press, cone drills and vertical jump, among other drills. Prescott reportedly surpassed his first-year numbers across the board, which he attributed to his offseason work with Cowboys strength coach Mike Woicik. While these athletic improvements are unlikely to directly result in improved passing stats for Prescott's in 2017, adding strength could make him more of a load as runner after he contributed 282 yards as a rookie.
Paea signed with Dallas in the offseason and is expected to start at defensive tackle for the team. The extent of his knee issue isn't yet known, but the Cowboys haven't provided any indication that it's a serious concern.
Crawford previously stated that he was confident he could bounce back from his injury in 2017, and his return by training camp is consistent with that. The injury only cost him one game in 2016 but he'll look to remain healthy for all 16 games for the upcoming campaign.
Nzeocha underwent a minor cleanup procedure in early June and was originally expected to be back in time for training camp, but it sounds as if that timetable may have been a little optimistic. Although it didn't help that the Cowboys are one of the first teams to open training camp on July 22, Nzeocha should still be back in action sooner rather than later.
Dallas went back to the well in the secondary by nabbing its fourth defensive back of the draft. White has solid length for a corner but doesn't have the twitchy athletic ability most teams look for at corner. Still, Dallas was in desperate need of secondary help in this draft, so White fits the bill late in the sixth round.
The Cowboys have a lot of snaps to replace in their secondary after losing four defensive backs in free agency, including safeties Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox, and all signs point to Heath taking on a much larger role in his fifth NFL season. Whether he's a Week 1 starter next to Byron Jones could depend on whether the team uses an early pick this weekend on a safety, but at the moment his only real competition on the roster comes from second-year player Kavon Frazier and former Viking Robert Blanton.
Looney's back injury isn't expected to keep the offensive lineman sidelined for much longer, while Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he could return to action Thursday.
Hamlett played in three games for the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2016, finishing the season with one catch for 17 yards and a touchdown. He'll look to secure a spot at tight end with the Cowboys in 2017 behind Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar.
Lee's new contract will give the Cowboys a little more than $5 million in additional cap space, bringing their total close to $9 million. Similar moves have been made with Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick as the Cowboys will use the extra cap space to attempt to re-sign some of their 18 unrestricted free agents. Lee is coming off his best season yet, as he recorded a career-high 145 tackles in 15 games.
Carroll, who signed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Cowboys this offseason, could be subject to league discipline due to this transgression. The cornerback has been working with the first-team defense during OTAs.
McClain satisfied his previous 10-game suspension at the conclusion of Week 11, but is now facing further discipline due to a missed drug test. The Cowboys reportedly don't expect McClain to play another snap in the NFL.
Seems as if the middle linebacker is dealing with a minor setback and doesn't expect to be held out for any extended period of time. Look for his participation in Friday's practice to help determine his status for Sunday's tilt with the Cowboys. If he is ultimately ruled out, expect Mark Nzeocha to get the spot start.
Frazier -- who underwent foot surgery in March to prevent a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal from becoming something more serious -- expects to be prepared for training camp. After playing in nine regular-season games as a sixth-round rookie in 2016, the Central Michigan product is expected to compete for a starting safety role in the wake of Dallas' decision to part ways with veterans J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church this offseason.
The Cowboys left Jones at safety this year rather than bouncing him around the secondary, and after a bit of a slow start his production exploded in the second half -- Jones racked up 62 tackles in his final eight games. Given his elite athleticism, there's no reason to suspect that's a fluke, so he could become a breakout IDP start in 2017.