After the Draft: Projecting the Cowboys' 53-Man Roster
There's a minicamp at Valley Ranch this weekend, only three months before training camp in San Antonio and a mere 139 days until the Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2009 NFL season against the Buccaneers in Tampa.
No better time to look into my crystal football and predict the team's opening-day roster.
I guess at this point we have to assume Wade Phillips is going to be back? Right, then. Onward and upward.
I'm not holding my breath for the winner of Michael Irvin's reality show to make the team, much less have an impact. And, after last weekend's drab draft, I don't see any rookie earning a starting job.
I haven't changed my mind about a 10-6 season. But I'm sure I'll tweak my thoughts about who does what where before the season starts.
But for today, my Cowboys' depth chart:
QB: Tony Romo/ Jon Kitna/ Stephen McGee
RB: Marion Barber/ Deon Anderson/ Felix Jones/ Tashard Choice
WR: Roy Williams/ Patrick Crayton/ Miles Austin/ Sam Hurd/ Isaiah Stanback
TE: Jason Witten/ Martellus Bennett/ Rodney Hannah
OL: Flozell Adams/ Kyle Kosier/ Andre Gurode/ Leonard Davis/ Marc Columbo/ Montrae Holland/ Pat McQuistan/ Robert Brewster
DL: Jay Ratliff/ Marcus Spears/ Igor Olshansky/ Jason Hatcher/ Junior Siavii/ Stephen Bowen
LB: DeMarcus Ware/ Keith Brooking/ Bradie James/ Anthony Spencer/ Greg Ellis/ Bobby Carpenter/ Carlos Polk/ Jason Williams/ Stephen Hodge
CB: Terence Newman/ Orlando Scandrick/ Mike Jenkins/ Alan Ball/ Mike Mickens
S: Ken Hamlin/ Gerald Sensabaugh/ Patrick Watkins/ Keith Davis/ Courtney Brown/ DeAngelo Smith/ Michael Hamlin
P: Mat McBriar
K: Nick Folk/ David Buehler
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