The Dallas Cowboys are just a few hours away from beginning their regular season on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Needless to say it is going to be a huge challenge to take on the defending world champions.
Just over a week ago the Cowboys “set” the 53-man roster but have tinkered with it a number of times since then and continue to do so as they prepare for kickoff in Tampa. What was speculated to be likely has now happened as it was announced on Thursday afternoon that Dallas is elevating Darian Thompson and Jeremy Sprinkle to the 53-man roster.
Cowboys elevating S Darian Thompson and TE Jeremy Sprinkle from the practice squad ahead of tonight’s game. Same rules as last year: can elevate two practice squad players per game week.— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) September 9, 2021
This is, of course, in compliance with the league’s rules for roster adjustments. It makes sense given that Darian Thompson plays a crucial role on special teams for the Cowboys and that Sean McKeon is on injured reserve meaning that Dallas needs a third tight end to fully operate.
With these moves in place, the Cowboys roster is now as set as it is going to be until the inactives are named for the game prior to kickoff.