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Dallas Cowboys positional roster rankings

Roster rankings. Why not? We got a Friday to kill before the Cowboys play the Broncos on Saturday. This is an exercise in audience participation, so comments on my rankings and changes you would make are welcome.

Here's how I approached this exercise: I acted as the assistant coach at each position. Wade Phillips has asked me to make up a list ranking the players at each position. The rankings are a guide for the head coach, so if he decides to only keep two QB's, then Matt Moore and Richard Bartel would be cut. So the guys at the bottom of each list go first, and at guys at the top are the ones you absolutely keep. I also assumed everybody is healthy enough to at least play, if not at 100%. Tacked on at the very end is long snapper L.P. Ladouceur, who we can't cut.

My rankings are based on a mix of player history, contract status, what I saw in San Antonio, what I saw in the first preseason game, what I’ve read and plain old gut feel. In other words, it's total B.S. - but here it is any way to spark some lively debate.

Pos Offense Pos Defense
QB Tony Romo
Brad Johnson
Matt Moore
Richard Bartel
DE Chris Canty
Jason Hatcher
Marcus Spears
Jay Ratliff
Stephen Bowen
Marcus Smith
RB Marion Barber
Julius Jones
Tyson Thompson
Jackie Battle
Alonzo Coleman
NT Jason Ferguson
Remi Ayodele
Montavious Stanley
Ola Dagunduro
WR Terrell Owens
Terry Glenn
Patrick Crayton
Sam Hurd
Miles Austin
Isaiah Stanback
Jamel Richardson
Jerheme Urban
Jerard Rabb
Damarius Bilbo
Jamaica Rector
Mike Jefferson
OLB DeMarcus Ware
Anthony Spencer
Greg Ellis
Junior Glymph
Alex Obomese
John Saldi
Khari Long
TE Jason Witten
Anthony Fasano
Tony Curtis
Adam Bergen
Rodney Hannah
ILB Bradie James
Akin Ayodele
Bobby Carpenter
Kevin Burnett
Dedrick Harrington
Blair Phillips
T Flozell Adams
Marc Colombo
Doug Free
Pat McQuistan
James Marten
Pete Lougheed
Jason Hilliard
CB Terence Newman
Anthony Henry
Aaron Glenn
Jacques Reeves
Joey Thomas
Nate Jones
Alan Ball
Quincy Butler
C Andre Gurode
Cory Procter
Trey Darilek
SS Roy Williams
Keith Davis
Abram Elam
G Leonard Davis
Kyle Kosier
Joe Berger
Matthew Tarullo
FS Ken Hamlin
Pat Watkins
Courtney Brown
FB Oliver Hoyte
Deon Anderson
Lousaka Polite
P/K Mat McBriar
Martin Gramatica
Nick Folk
Sam Paulescu
L.P. Ladouceur (only long snapper)

OK, have at it.

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