|Offense||5th||149.8 (2nd)||226.9 (23rd)|
|Defense||14th||83.5 (1st)||260.4 (26th)|
|76||Ash, Richard||NT||6-3||320||8/4/1992||1||Western Michigan|
|5||Bailey, Dan||K||6-0||195||1/26/1988||7||Oklahoma State|
|68||Baron, Woody||DT||6-1||270||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||320||1/17/1989||7||New Mexico|
|36||Blanton, Robert||DB||6-1||202||9/7/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|85||Brown, Noah||WR||6-2||225||1/6/1996||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||320||4/27/1990||3||Boston College|
|64||Cooper, Jonathan||G||6-2||308||1/19/1990||5||North Carolina|
|98||Crawford, Tyrone||DE||6-4||290||11/22/1989||6||Boise State|
|67||DeBord, Clay||T||6-6||312||5/13/1992||1||Eastern Washington|
|78||Edwards, Kadeem||G||6-4||315||1/24/1991||2||Tennessee State|
|21||Elliott, Ezekiel||RB||6-0||228||7/22/1995||2||Ohio State|
|35||Frazier, Kavon||SS||6-0||220||8/11/1994||2||Central Michigan|
|48||Gilchrist, Kennan||LB||6-1||230||9/16/1994||R||Appalachian State|
|38||Heath, Jeff||SS||6-1||212||5/14/1991||5||Saginaw Valley State|
|34||Hillman, Ronnie||RB||5-10||195||9/14/1991||6||San Diego State|
|95||Irving, David||DT||6-7||290||8/18/1993||3||Iowa State|
|89||Jarwin, Blake||TE||6-5||260||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||245||7/22/1986||8||Penn State|
|14||Lenoir, Lance||WR||6-0||210||2/9/1995||R||Western Illinois|
|40||Leslie, Darnell||DE||6-2||235||5/16/1994||R||Monmouth (N.J.)|
|73||Looney, Joe||G||6-3||315||8/31/1990||5||Wake Forest|
|70||Martin, Zack||G||6-4||315||11/20/1990||4||Notre Dame|
|3||McCown, Luke||QB||6-4||217||7/12/1981||14||Louisiana Tech|
|23||McFadden, Leon||DB||5-10||195||10/26/1990||4||San Diego State|
|McFarland, M.J.||TE||6-5||255||7/25/1992||1||Texas-El Paso|
|17||Moore, Kellen||QB||6-0||200||7/12/1989||6||Boise State|
|58||Moore, Damontre||DE||6-4||260||9/11/1992||5||Texas A&M|
|46||Morris, Alfred||RB||5-10||222||12/12/1988||6||Florida Atlantic|
|16||Nwachukwu, Uzoma||WR||5-11||210||12/15/1990||1||Texas A&M|
|55||Paea, Stephen||DT||6-1||295||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||225||11/21/1993||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||222||9/6/1991||1||Texas-El Paso|
|54||Smith, Jaylon||OLB||6-2||245||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||240||4/8/1992||4||San Jose State|
|45||Smith, Rod||RB||6-3||235||1/10/1992||3||Ohio State|
|10||Switzer, Ryan||WR||5-8||185||11/4/1994||R||North Carolina|
|65||Theaker, Nate||G||6-5||315||10/6/1993||R||Wayne State (Mich.)|
|92||Thornton, Cedric||DT||6-4||290||6/21/1988||6||Southern Arkansas|
|39||White, Marquez||CB||6-0||190||10/29/1994||R||Florida State|
|51||Wilber, Kyle||OLB||6-4||245||4/26/1989||6||Wake Forest|
|49||Wood, Zach||LS||6-3||255||1/10/1993||R||Southern Methodist|
|25||Woods, Xavier||SAF||5-11||202||7/26/1995||R||Louisiana Tech|
|4||Dysert, Zac (IR)||QB||6-3||221||2/8/1990||2||Miami (Ohio)|
|86||Hamlett, Connor (IR)||TE||6-7||259||4/12/1992||1||Oregon State|
|Thomas, Jahad (IR)||RB||5-10||190||11/6/1995||R||Temple|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Smith's return to game action has been a long time coming, as he's now more than 18 months removed from the knee injury that pushed him out of the first round of the 2016 draft and sidelined him his entire rookie season. The team may still ease him into game action, but him seeing any time will be a major step in the right direction as he looks to play a large role for the defense in 2017 and beyond.
Hanna returned to practice Monday following a groin injury that had been bothering him for a few days. Hanna remains stuck behind teammate Jason Witten on the team's depth chart but could find himself enjoying a bigger role this season if he stays healthy.
McFadden said he's been preparing like he's the top guy in Dallas' backfield, and following Friday's news that Elliott will be sidelined until Week 8, it appears the veteran will indeed return to a prominent role. In the wake of DeMarco Murray's departure, McFadden started 10 games during the 2015 season, when he finished with 1,089 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and caught 40 passes for 328 more yards. Although injury limited him to just three appearances last season, McFadden has years of starting experience, as does Alfred Morris, who could serve as the Cowboys' No. 2 back in Elliott's absence.
Collins already missed the Hall of Fame Game, and now he's day-to-day ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Rams. He's in line for a starting position, especially since David Irving will miss the first four games with a suspension. Collins played all 16 games last season, finishing with 23 tackles and five sacks.
There's no reason to risk Elliott's health with his spot cemented atop the running back depth chart. Moreover, it doesn't hurt to get Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris additional reps with the first-team offense in the event all or part of Elliott's six-game suspension is upheld. For the time being, Elliott's representatives will prepare for an Aug. 29 hearing in front of arbiter Harold Henderson.
Bersin had surgery in early June to remove bone spurs from his left ankle, but the depth wideout has recovered quickly enough to be back on the field during the opening days of camp. As a result, Bersin will avoid missing valuable reps in his quest to make the Panthers' roster for the fourth straight season.
The All-Pro left tackle had been sidelined since last Tuesday with back soreness but appeared to be in top form in his return, easily putting DT Maliek Collins on the ground in running drills. Smith has a bulging disc in his back that he elected not to undergo offseason surgery to correct, but he played through the condition last season and the team seems confident that they can manage it once again in 2017.
Blanton logged 106 tackles in the 2014 season, but he didn't record over 35 in his next two seasons -- partially due to last campaign being cut short by an ankle injury. He'll be in the thick of a battle with Jeff Heath for the starting strong safety spot, as Heath hasn't flashed overly-impressive numbers in his four-year career. Keep on an eye on this competition throughout preseason.
After sitting out the Hall of Fame Game, Williams played into the second quarter of Saturday's contest as the Cowboys went three-and-out on their first three drives. He's locked in as the starting outside receiver opposite Dez Bryant, but slot man Cole Beasley actually led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards last season. Beasley drew 98 targets on 601 snaps, whereas Williams had just 61 despite logging 746 snaps. The Cowboys still re-signed Williams on a four-year, $17 million contract this offseason, apparently valuing him as an occasional big-play threat and solid run blocker.
He also credits having a better understanding of the Dallas offense for the improvement, after having spent his entire career prior to 2016 in Washington. Morris' spot on the Week 1 roster was likely secured when Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension was announced, but the veteran back will still begin the year behind Darren McFadden on the depth chart, limiting his touches and fantasy upside.
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.
Thomas will now focus on getting healthy and finding a franchise that can utilize his talents. With his 5-foot-10, 170-pound stature, he'll likely vie for a role as a pass-catching back.
Irving sat out practice on Tuesday and Wednesday due to an ankle issue but he appears to have since recovered. Given his four-game suspension to start the year, it's highly unlikely that the ailment will still be an issue by the time he's eligible for regular-season action.
The rookie had been dealing with a lingering back injury coming into Saturday's contest so it was a great sign to see him running around making plays. Charlton played 26 defensive snaps for the Cowboys and looks poised to make his mark on the defense come Week 1.
Tapper's appearance on the practice field Friday all but assures that he's recovered from the hip injury. From the looks of things, Tapper seemed much more explosive than his usual self and was disruptive on the defensive side of the ball. Tapper has a long ways to go before he can claim a starting spot on the defensive line, but the progression is a good sign moving forward.
Ash has appeared in a total of three games the past two seasons, recording six tackles. It's a good sign that he is cleared to play, as he's going to need training camp to prove he's worth keeping on the 53-man roster.
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.
The second-round pick has primarily been working with the second-team defense, but he's flashed some playmaking instincts both on the outside and in the slot. Awuzie's role in the Dallas defense as a rookie has yet to be determined, but his coverage ability and athleticism should get him plenty of snaps in nickel packages even if he isn't a Week 1 starter.
This is nothing new for the 29-year-old, who is second only to the Ravens' Justin Tucker in career field goal accuracy at 89.5 percent. Bailey has averaged 127.2 points through his six NFL seasons, and he doesn't figure to see any kind of letdown in 2017 while riding shotgun for a Cowboys attack built around Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott and a formidable offensive line.
This back injury was going to keep Dysert out for the remainder of the season, so it's no surprise that he was waived/injured almost immediately. Expect him to be in the hunt for a backup or practice squad role once he finishes his recovery.
Dallas' fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Wilson was hit in the eye while playing paintball in late July, but no long-term impairments are expected to manifest. Nonetheless, Wilson earned glowing reports from the Cowboys' coaching staff throughout the team's offseason program and appears headed for a backup role in 2016 behind the likes of Sean Lee and Kyle Wilber.
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 joined Tyrone Crawford (leg) as a starting Cowboys defensive lineman to exit practice early Tuesday. It's unclear how Thornton suffered his injury or how severe it is. If he's limited or held out at all going forward look for Jordan Carrell and Joey Ivie to see some extra reps.
Along with Bryant, the Cowboys will also rest Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Cole Beasley and Jason Witten in what appears to be a precautionary move designed to prevent their proven offensive stalwarts from taking unnecessary risks this early in the preseason. His next to chance to see game action will come Aug. 19 against the Colts.
According to the report, Green looked solid in his return to practice and has fully overcome the shoulder ailment that was plaguing him over the last several weeks. Green is expected to function as a reserve offensive lineman on arguably the league's best offensive front this season.
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.
Mayowa's knee stiffness is the result of a long flight. Thus, the issue isn't likely to be a problem going forward. Should he make the final roster, the 26-year-old projects to serve as a backup defensive end this coming season.
The former college basketball player has been a revelation through two preseason games, catching seven of 10 targets for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He's probably still more of a long-term project than anything else, but it isn't out of the question that the tight end could have a limited role in his second NFL season, after spending all of last year on the practice squad. He'll first need to pass through the league's protocol, presumably missing at least one exhibition outing in the process.
Butler is entering his third season with the Cowboys, and sixth overall. He tallied 219 yards and three touchdowns on 16 receptions last season. He currently sits fourth on the team's depth chart, so continuing to build on his rapport with quarterback Dak Prescott at practice will be essential in increasing his role with the offense.
Woods reportedly impressed during the team's first preseason contest, but won't be available to follow his debut with a second performance. While the Cowboys' sixth-round pick will sit out, his early play likely places him on solid footing as far as a 53-man roster goes. Still, it would behoove him to retake the field at some point in the preseason to further establish himself with the squad.
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.
Collins signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2015. His extension will keep him in Dallas through the 2019 season. Currently entering his third professional campaign, Collins is expected to replace Doug Free, who retired, as the team's starting right tackle.
Lawrence is still being worked in as the top defensive end in Dallas. The 2014 second-round pick last played a full season in 2015, when he posted 55 tackles and eight sacks. If he can find that production again, he can be a serious fantasy contributor.
Switzer is currently working to get back from a hamstring injury, though apparently hasn't recovered enough to take the field Saturday. It's unclear who will return kicks and punts in his absence.
The Cowboys are simply resting their key offensive players, so Beasley's absence is not a concern. However, with Ryan Switzer (hamstring) not expected to play, it's unclear who will operate as the primary punt returner Saturday.
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.
Durant began training camp on the Non-Football Injury list with an undisclosed issue. The veteran played in 13 games for the team last season, totaling 37 tackles and three passes defended in the process. He projects to provide depth at linebacker heading into the season.
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.
Swaim's foot injury seems to be a thing of the past now following his return to the practice field. Although still listed as the third tight end on the team's depth chart, Swaim appears to be in a strong candidate for a special teams role.
Like last week, the Cowboys will sit their key offensive players, leaving Prescott to watch from the sidelines along with Dez Bryant, Ezekiel Elliott, Cole Beasley and Jason Witten. In turn, Kellen Moore, Luke McCown and Cooper Rush will divvy up the QB reps Saturday.
Paea looks to be nearing a full return following a knee injury that has been plaguing him for months, assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Crawford was carted off the field during Tuesday's practice, but a subsequent X-ray has cleared him of any sort of break. That said, there's a chance the Cowboys hold him out for the entire preseason to make sure he's 100 percent healthy for the opener, so it will be a situation to monitor over the next month or so. For now, Crawford remains without any sort of timetable for a return.
Recovery from a knee scope in June slightly delayed the start of his training camp, but the linebacker is now back in the mix. Heading into his third NFL season, Nzeocha has only three tackles in eight career games, but he could see his role expand in 2017, depending on the availability of Damien Wilson, who could be facing a suspension for an off-field incident, and Jaylon Smith (knee).
Brown exited Thursday's contest with a hamstring injury but apparently isn't too concerned about his physical condition following the team's first preseason game. In a postgame interview, Brown made his lack of concern evident, stating that "I just have to get treatment tomorrow. It's just tight. Nothing major." The young cornerback sounds like he'll be good to go in the long-term, though his availability in the team's upcoming practices could be in doubt.
White did not play in the Cowboys first preseason contest, but his return to practice hints that he could be available for team's second exhibition game Saturday. As it currently stands, White projects to function as a depth corner for Dallas this year if he can stay healthy.
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.
While Looney is sitting out, Jonathan Cooper has taken over as second-team center. The Cowboys don't have a game until Saturday, so that presents extra time for Looney to recover.
This adds further credence to the notion Morris could be traded or released, but it doesn't mean Smith will be the one replacing the 28-year-old in the No. 3 role, as Jahad Thomas (hamstring) and recent addition Ronnie Hillman are also in the mix. Capable of playing both halfback and fullback, Smith likely will need to prove his worth on special teams in order to earn a roster spot.
Hamlett was waived/injured by the Cowboys on Tuesday after breaking his fibula, but he now will be placed on the team's injured reserve and miss the upcoming season.
This likely isn't anything to be overly concerned about, as Archer reported that the team is just taking precautionary measures with its defensive leader. However, it's still a situation worth monitoring, given Lee's injury history.
With Tony Romo retired, the Cowboys no longer have the fortune of an elite backup quarterback behind Dak Prescott. McCown is now competing with Kellen Moore and Cooper Rush for the role. The veteran did not do much to help his chances Saturday, as he completed just 6-of-13 passes for 31 yards. It us unclear when he injured his shoulder, so that may have played a factor in his performance. There is nothing to indicate a serious concern, but the injury should be monitored going forward.
Jones has been the Cowboys' starting punter since 2013 and will be expected to carry the punting torch through at least the 2021 season. Through six seasons, Jones has recorded a net average of 40.9 yards per punt.
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.
Hillman served as the No. 4 running back, playing much of the fourth quarter. He seems to be competing with Rod Smith for the third spot on the depth chart while Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. Smith also had a quiet night, gaining two yards on one carry and five yards on one reception. With Elliott appealing his suspension, there's no guarantee either Hillman or Smith makes the Week 1 roster.
Bell spent most of 2016 on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He was signed to a one-year, "prove-it" deal in March, and now he'll be healthy enough to fight for a spot on one of the best offensive fronts in football.
Hitchens has been working with the starting defense as a middle linebacker and it would've been an unfortunate break for the defense if he had been forced to miss time. Fortunately the injury isn't expected to linger or limit him any further.
The former Michigan Wolverine has been sidelined since July 29. When healthy, the plan remains for him to compete for a supporting role in the Cowboys' secondary.
Frazier, who underwent foot surgery in March to prevent a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal from becoming something more serious expects to be ready to go 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.