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5 Wonders: Cowboys' final few roster spots

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    August, 20, 2013
    By Todd Archer | ESPN.com

    IRVING, Texas -- Week 4 of Five Wonders will focus on the makeup of the Cowboys’ 53-man roster, and I’m holding off on Alex Tanney for a post later, so he will not be in the following paragraphs.

    The first set of cuts comes Aug. 27 when they have to pare down from 87 to 75 players. The final cut to 53 comes Aug. 31.

    As Jason Garrett has said two or 200 times, injury provides opportunity. The season-ending back surgery for Alex Albright, who will go under the knife on Wednesday, opens up a roster spot for a linebacker. I wonder if the Cowboys can still go with seven linebackers for the opening week. Undrafted rookie Brandon Magee finally showed up and made some plays last week at Arizona. He can also play some weakside linebacker. Caleb McSurdy played some at strongside linebacker and has inside linebacker experience. Taylor Reed also has position flexibility. But here’s one name that hasn’t been talked about much: Cameron Lawrence. He got some work on the early special-teams units against the Cardinals. When you’re down to the final spots at linebacker, special teams can be the great separator.

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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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  3. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if we sign a couple players from other teams. Most of these players are JAGs.
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I'm going to be looking at Cohen, Lawrence, Gibson and Heath in particular Saturday. I don't think Cohen and Gibson are JAGs. Maybe we'll see.
  5. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you're going to see a lot of them on Saturday. We're going to see starters for about 3 quarters, then you'll see the 2nd team.

    These guys are 3rd team, and in some cases worse than that.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Maybe. But I think they'll play Cohen and Gibson some. DE is still problematic. If Selvie and Gibson can play then we're way ahead of that game. One or more could stick. I've seldom seen a camp not produce a surprise or three.

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