Almost every single Dallas Cowboys draft pick made the team. That’s always a good thing.
Perhaps the one people had the least amount of confidence in a few days ago was quarterback Mike White given the way he played through the preseason. Quarterbacks are always prioritized, especially if teams believe in them at all, and White has a spot on the 53-man roster.
One of the Cowboys rookie selections didn’t technically have the same chance to make the roster as he was hurt while at training camp in Oxnard. Cedrick Wilson will spend the year on injured reserve and try to make the team in 2019 when the receiver position surely looks a lot different.
Besides Wilson, there is only one Cowboys draft selection that didn’t make the team, and he didn’t even make the practice squad. Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough is the one player left without a Cowboys uniform of any kind.
Cutting Bo Scarbrough wasn’t an enormous shock by any means. The Cowboys are rolling with only two running backs (something our own Tom Ryle dove in on) on their official roster, but they did keep two on the practice squad. Darius Jackson is a former roster member so it’s not shocking for him to have beat out Scarbrough, but the other practice squad runner is undrafted free agent rookie Jordan Chunn. Him beating Scarbrough was a little unexpected.
As mentioned, Scarbrough hails from college football powerhouse Alabama. Jason Garrett’s connection to Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is well-documented, but despite how far back their relationship goes the Cowboys had not drafted an Alabama player in 15 years before Bo.
The Cowboys have a lot of runners in Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith, Tavon Austin, Jamize Olawale, Darius Jackson, and Jordan Chunn. It isn’t a big deal, it isn’t even a small deal, it’s just a little eyebrow-raising that Scarbrough was one that didn’t make the cut.