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Cowboys Cut 20 Players

Complete list of players cut by Saturday’s deadline:

OT Will Barker
OG Travis Bright
DE Marcus Dixon
RB Herb Donaldson
TE DajLeon Farr
CB Cletis Gordon
WR Jesse Holley
WR Manny Johnson
OLB Curtis Johnson
CB Bryan McCann
RB Lonyae Miller
LB Steve Octavien
TE Jason Pociask
TE Martin Rucker
DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen
LB Brandon Sharpe
DE Junior Siavii
OL Mike Tepper
CB Jamar Wall
CB Teddy Williams

53 Man Roster Prediction

Quarterbacks (2)
Tony Romo, Jon Kitna
In order to get the proper depth elsewhere, McGee needs to be sacrificed to the Practice Squad. I doubt any team snatches him up.

Running Backs (3)
Felix Jones, Marion Barber, Tashard Choice
Again, this year it’s the same bunch. Lonyae Miller is a good fit for the practice squad.

Fullbacks (2)
Deon Anderson, Chris Gronkowski
Gronkowski is chosen over Tight End Scott Sicko because he is a better blocker. His skill set is somewhere between Fullback and Tight End.

Tight Ends (2)
Jason Witten, Martellus Bennett
Phillips would have been on this list and a sacrifice would have to be made elsewhere had he not been placed on IR.

Wide Receivers (6)
Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Dez Bryant, Patrick Crayton, Kevin Ogletree, Sam Hurd
Ogletree better step it up in these next two games. I love his ability and fire, but he has been doing nothing this off-season to take the next step. Hurd wins over Holley, who resumes his spot on the Practice Squad.

Offensive Linemen (10)
Doug Free, Kyle Kosier, Andre Gurode, Leonard Davis, Mark Colombo, Montrae Holland, Alex Barron, Robert Brewster, Phil Costa, Sam Young
Costa will backup Gurode and swing to Guard when needed. Young is too valuable to let go at Tackle. He could be a future starter.

Defensive Ends (4)
Marcus Spears, Jason Hatcher, Igor Olshansky, Stephen Bowen
I really expected Dixon to step up and force them to keep 5 ends. He disappeared and so did his chances with this squad, since this is his 3rd year and no longer eligible for the Practice Squad.

Nose Tackles (2)
Jay Ratliff, Josh Brent
Siavii loses the battle to the younger Josh Brent who just has more upside.

Inside Linebackers (4)
Keith Brooking, Bradie James, Jason Williams, Sean Lee
I would cut Jason Williams, but Jerry won’t so he stays. Lord help us if he has to play any significant time. The boy just ain’t ready now, if ever.

Outside Linebackers (4)
DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Spencer, Brandon Williams, Victor Butler
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the backups at Outside Linebacker. Can you say PLAYERS? Sorry Octavien. I like ya, but we can’t keep everybody we like.

Cornerbacks (5)
Mike Jenkins, Terence Newman, Orlando Scandrick, Cletis Gordon , Bryan McCann
I may have gone a bit overboard in the secondary, but all these guys can play. So much talent and future starting possibilities are at the bottom of the Corner and Safety lists.

Safety (6)
Alan Ball, Gerald Sensabaugh, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Mike Hamlin, Barry Church, Danny McCray
Church and McCray are special teams beasts and are up and coming players at safety. Hamlin needs to show something in these next two pre-season games while starting in place of the injured Sensabaugh.

Specialists (3)
David Buehler, Mat McBriar, L.P. Ladouceur
Buehler needs to keep up the good work at field goals. If not, we sacrifice a bubble player and sign a vet. McBriar rules and Ladouceur is one of the most under-appreciated players on the roster. Show some Long Snappin’ Love!!!

How About An Early 53 Man Roster Prediction?

Roy E WilliamsOffense (24)

QB (3)- Romo, Kitna, McGee

RB (3)- Barber, Jones, Choice

FB  (1)- Anderson

TE  (3)- Witten, Bennett, Phillips

WR (5)- Williams, Crayton, Austin, Hurd (if healthy), Stanback (if healthy) Ogletree, Manny Johnson and Holley are the options for injured WRs

C (2)- Gurode, Gibbons

OG (4)- Davis, Kozier, Holland, Gibbons (Brewster to IR)

OT (4)- Adams, Colombo, McQuistan, Free

 

Defense (25)

NT  (2)- Ratliff, Siavii

DE  (5)- Spears, Olshansky, Bowen, Hatcher, Dixon

OLB (5)- Ware, Spencer,  B.Williams, Butler, Hodge

ILB (4)- James, Brookings, Carpenter, Jason Williams

CB (5)- Newman, Jenkins, Scandrick, Brown, Mickens

SS (2)- Sensabaugh, Michael Hamlin

FS (2)- Ken Hamlin, D. Smith

 

Special Teams  (4)

FG- Folk

KO’s/ ST- Buehler

P- McBriar

LS- Ladouceur