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Cowboys Roster Moves: Predicting The First Round Of Cuts

The Cowboys will need to make some tough roster choices next Monday.
The Cowboys will need to make some tough roster choices next Monday.

Next Monday, August 27, all NFL teams have to cut down their rosters to a maximum of 75 players on the Active List by 4 p.m. ET.

The Cowboys are already down to 88 players after releasing safety/cornerback Justin Taplin-Ross and running back Ed Wesley a few days ago. But that still leaves 13 players who'll be asked to hand over their playbooks on Monday. There are unlikely to be any noteworthy names in this group, in fact, it's unlikely that any of the players released on Monday will even make it to the practice squad. But these are significant cuts nonetheless.

Regardless of which players the Cowboys will cut on Monday, they still have one more preseason game to play. after that, a game which probably won't feature any of the starters. The cuts will therefore have to be made with a view to maintaining at least some depth along the entire roster, so the Cowboys can't just go and cut all backup linemen and wide receivers and be done with it.

With that in mind, and with a hat tip James Dator of Cat Scratch Reader, we'll take a look after the break at which 13 players may find themselves at the very bottom of the Dallas Cowboys totem pole.





Tyrone Novikoff

Never projected to be more than camp bodies, neither Novikoff nor Adcock have impressed in any way, shape or form.


Levy Adcock

See Novikoff above.


Daniel Loper

That's a wicked beard you're sporting there, Daniel! Thanks for helping out, dude!


Donovan Kemp

Kemp had great measurables coming in, but just couldn't catch the eye of the coaches. Perhaps he's still not fully recovered from his torn ACL.


David Little

Last in, first out.


Harry Flaherty

Last in, first out.


Shaun Chapas

The Cowboys will get by in the last preseason game without a fullback. Chapas never distinguished himself in camp.


Baraka Atkins

Baraka Atkins made some plays despite being under the radar all through camp, but the Cowboys are simply too deep on the D-line for Atkins to have a chance.


Isaiah Greenhouse

Last we heard, he's not even with the team anymore.


Eddie Whitley

In his first practice, Matt Johnson jumped in with the second team. Not a good sign for Whitley and Mana Silva.


Akwasi Owusu-Ansah

This "small school standout" didn't stand out, and you can only have so many roster spots for projects. Now it's Adrian Hamilton's turn to try and stand out.


C.J. Wilson

Veteran Wilson put up a good fight, but the Cowboys are simply too deep at CB (did I just write that?)


Teddy Williams

This "speed project" has run its course. Saalim Hakim is the next speed project.

Agree or disagree with the choices? Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section.

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