The Bubble

So. Every year, NFL teams bring in new players and lose some from the year before. Retirements and free agency are typically the check valve for teams not having to pull the trigger on a selection between two guys they really like. But, sometimes there are decisions that just have to be made.

Which of our beloved Cowboys are going to have to give way this year?

Call me a homer. But, I am a fan of each and every player that makes this team(53 man + PS). Mind you, there are exceptions. But, those are usually guys that I gave every chance in the world until they became a cancer or really weak link to our team.

I guess the first thing you would look at would be our current roster...


David Arkin G
Miles Austin WR
Mackenzy Bernadeau G
Dez Bryant WR
Rudy Carpenter QB
Brandon Carter G
Shaun Chapas FB
Phil Costa C
Doug Free OT
Isaiah Greenhouse FB
Dwayne Harris WR
Andre Holmes WR
Felix Jones RB
Kevin Kowalski C
Nate Livings G
Stephen McGee QB
DeMarco Murray RB
Bill Nagy C
Kevin Ogletree WR
Kyle Orton QB
Jermey Parnell OT
John Phillips TE
Raymond Radway WR
Tony Romo QB
Tyron Smith OT
Phillip Tanner RB
Lawrence Vickers FB
Teddy Williams WR
Jason Witten TE


Alex Albright LB
Baraka Atkins LB
Josh Brent DT
Victor Butler LB
Mario Butler CB
Rob Callaway DT
Brandon Carr CB
Bruce Carter LB
Barry Church S
Kenyon Coleman DE
Dan Connor LB
Clifton Geathers DE
Jason Hatcher DE
Mike Jenkins CB
Sean Lee LB
Orie Lemon LB
Sean Lissemore DE
Danny McCray S
Brodney Pool S
Jay Ratliff DT
Brashton Satele LB
Orlando Scandrick CB
Gerald Sensabaugh S
Mana Silva S
Marcus Spears DE
Anthony Spencer LB
Justin Taplin-Ross CB
DeMarcus Ware LB
C.J. Wilson CB


Dan Bailey K
Chris Jones P
L.P. LaDouceur LS

That is 61 players. We then, have our draft class...

1 Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

3 Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise St.

4 Kyle Wilber, OLB, Wake Forest

4 Matt Johnson, SS, Eastern Washington

5 Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech

6 James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma

7 Caleb McSurdy, ILB, Montana

7 more makes 68. Plus, our UDFA class...

Darrell Scott, RB, USF/Troy Woolfolk, CB, Michigan/Ronald Leary, OG, Memphis/Jeff Adams, OT, Columbia/Taylor Dever, OT, Notre Dame/Adrian Hamilton, DE, Prairie View A&M/Aston Whiteside, LB, Abilene Christian/Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma State/Eddie Whitley, FS, VTech/George Bryan, TE, North Carolina State/Andrew Szcrerba, TE, Penn State/Isaac Madison, CB, Arkansas/Lionel Smith, CB, Texas A&M/Lance Dunbar, RB, North Texas/Cole Beasley, WR, SMU/Charley Hughlett, LS, UCF/Harland Gunn, OG, Miami/Tyrone Novikoff, OT, Idaho/Tim Benford, WR, Tennessee Tech/Donavon Kemp, WR, UTEP/Saalim Hakim, WR, Tarleton St./Nathan Dick, QB, Central Arkansas

Puts us at 90 players. Camp is ready to rock.

Now we'll look at position groups...


Tony Romo

Kyle Orton (Free Agency)

Stephen McGee

Rudy Carpenter

Nathan Dick


Darrell Scott

Lance Dunbar

Felix Jones

DeMarco Murray

Phillip Tanner (Injury Return)


Lawrence Vickers (Free Agency)

Isaiah Greenhouse

Shaun Chapas


George Bryan

Andrew Szcrerba

James Hanna (Draft)

Jason Witten

John Phillips


Cole Beasley

Tim Benford

Donavon Kemp

Saalim Hakim

Danny Coale

Miles Austin

Dez Bryant

Dwayne Harris (Project)

Andre Holmes

Kevin Ogletree

Raymond Radway (Injury Return)


Tyrone Novikoff

Levy Adcock

Jeff Adams

Taylor Dever

Tyron Smith

Doug Free

Jermey Parnell


Ronald Leary

Harland Gunn

David Arkin (Project)

Mackenzy Bernadeau

Brandon Carter

Nate Livings (Free Agency)


Bill Nagy

Phil Costa

Kevin Kowalski


Jay Ratliff

Josh Brent

Rob Callaway


Tyrone Crawford (Draft)

Kenyon Coleman

Clifton Geathers

Jason Hatcher

Sean Lissemore

Marcus Spears


Adrian Hamilton

Alex Albright

Baraka Atkins

Aston Whiteside

Victor Butler

Caleb McSurdy

Bruce Carter (Project)

Kyle Wilber

Sean Lee

Dan Connor (Free Agency)

Orie Lemon

DeMarcus Ware

Brashton Satele

Anthony Spencer


Teddy Williams

Isaac Madison

Lionel Smith

Morris Claiborne (Draft)

Mario Butler

Brandon Carr (Free Agency)

Mike Jenkins

Justin Taplin-Ross

Orlando Scandrick

C.J. Wilson


Eddie Whitley

Troy Woolfolk

Matt Johnson (Draft)

Barry Church

Danny McCray

Brodney Pool (Free Agency)

Gerald Sensabaugh

Mana Silva


Dan Bailey


Chris Jones


L.P. LaDouceur

Charley Hughlett

The 42 players in bold are the guys I, personally, have as locks to make the 53 man roster. These players also have notes on how they were added. The players with scores through their names are guys I'm familiar with that I am pretty sure will be let go. That leaves 46 players on "The Bubble" with nothing really to separate them from the pack but skill and attitude. Pretty nice bit of competition and turn over if you ask me.

I really like the direction we've gone at back up tackle, WR, and interior OL.

Personally gunning for:

Jeff Adams

Danny Coale

Adrian Hamilton

Teddy Williams

So, if you were selecting 12 more guys to make the roster and 8 more for the PS. Who would your guys be?

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