From here on out the Dallas Cowboys remaining offseason should be a competitive one as practices start heating up. There are way too many talented players competing for one of the few coveted roster spots and sadly that means someone’s going to be the odd man out when cuts are finally made.
Today, let’s take a look at three veteran Dallas Cowboys players who are currently on the roster bubble. Each one of the players mentioned below will need to impress the coaching staff to convince them they’re worth sticking around, which could be difficult to do this year.
WR Noah Brown
Even though the Dallas Cowboys re-signed Noah Brown earlier this offseason, it doesn’t guarantee him a roster spot. The Cowboys brought in numerous undrafted free agent receivers and that could make things tough for No. 85 to survive roster cuts. He is coming off his best season catching 14 passes for 154 receiving yards, but his value mostly came on special teams as one of Dallas’ top contributors (47.17%). With very few WR roster spots available he’s going to have to hold off some of those UDFA WRs looking for a job.
S Darian Thompson
Darian Thompson was a seven-game starter for the Cowboys last year before he fell out of favor for Donovan Wilson. He ended up playing 43.23% of the defensive snaps and also played 56.52% of the snaps on special teams in 2020. Now after the additions of Keanu Neal, Damontae Kazee, and Jayron Kearse in free agency and Israel Mukuamu via the 2021 NFL Draft. he’s fighting an uphill battle to even make the final 53-man roster. As things stand right now he could be the odd man out when roster cuts are made.
DT Trysten Hill
Although he’s just entering Year 3, DT Trysten Hill could be on the Dallas Cowboys roster bubble heading into 2021. Unfortunately for him he doesn’t have any ties to the Cowboys current coaching staff. That could be his undoing considering the addition of Neville Gallimore last year and several other DTs added to the mix this offseason through both free agency and the draft. It’s possible nobody’s in his corner rooting for him which could very well make him the odd man out when roster cuts are made despite still being on a rookie contract.