Dallas Cowboys Roster 2020 Dallas Cowboys Roster

8-8, 2nd NFC East

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6:00 pm GMT, 12/29

The Dallas Cowboys saved their season last year with the midseason trade of Amari Cooper. The Cowboys were 3-4 before the trade, with dimming hopes for the playoffs, then went 7-2 after the trade, taking the division. They won their wild card round before bowing out to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round. Although head coach Jason Garret’s job seemed up in the air, they decided to fire offensive coordinator Scott Linehan instead. The Cowboys head into next season with some momentum and expectations, but they also will have to answer some uncomfortable questions as well, as many of their core player's contracts are almost up.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB
Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott D. Prescott
4
83
#12 QB 6'2" 235 26 7/29/93 5 2016 4 135 Mississippi State
QB
Clayton Thorson
Clayton Thorson C. Thorson
0
70
#73 QB 6'4" 225 24 6/15/95 1 2019 5 167 Northwestern
QB
Cooper Rush
Cooper Rush C. Rush
7
65
#91 QB 6'3" 225 26 11/21/93 4 2017 Central Michigan
RB
Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott E. Elliott
21
96
#1 RB 6'0" 228 24 7/22/95 5 2016 1 4 Ohio State
RB
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard T. Pollard
20
74
#79 RB 6'0" 215 22 4/30/97 2 2019 4 128 Memphis
RB
Jordan Chunn
Jordan Chunn J. Chunn
0
69
#107 RB 6'0" 230 25 1/2/95 1 2018 Troy
FB
Jamize Olawale
Jamize Olawale J. Olawale
49
74
#8 FB 6'1" 242 30 4/17/89 8 2012 North Texas
WR
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper A. Cooper
19
87
#21 WR 6'1" 211 25 6/17/94 6 2015 1 4 Alabama
WR
Michael Gallup
Michael Gallup M. Gallup
13
76
#85 WR 6'1" 205 24 3/4/96 3 2018 3 81 Colorado State
WR
Ventell Bryant
Ventell Bryant V. Bryant
83
75
#126 WR 6'3" 205 23 8/24/96 2 2019 Temple
WR
Jon'vea Johnson
Jon'vea Johnson J. Johnson
81
74
#159 WR 6'0" 195 24 12/23/95 2 2019 Toledo
WR
Noah Brown
Noah Brown N. Brown
85
69
#199 WR 6'2" 222 24 1/6/96 4 2017 7 239 Ohio State
WR
Tevin Jones
Tevin Jones T. Jones
0
69
#161 WR 6'2" 225 27 12/26/92 1 2016 Memphis
WR
Devin Smith
Devin Smith D. Smith
15
69
#209 WR 6'1" 205 28 3/3/92 5 2015 2 37 Ohio State
WR
Lance Lenoir
Lance Lenoir L. Lenoir
14
67
#252 WR 6'0" 208 25 2/9/95 3 2017 Western Illinois
WR
Cedrick Wilson
Cedrick Wilson C. Wilson
11
66
#319 WR 6'2" 200 25 3/10/95 3 2018 6 208 Boise State
TE
Dalton Schultz
Dalton Schultz D. Schultz
86
73
#75 TE 6'5" 260 23 7/11/96 3 2018 4 137 Stanford
TE
Blake Jarwin
Blake Jarwin B. Jarwin
89
71
#89 TE 6'5" 244 25 7/16/94 4 2017 Oklahoma State
TE
Cole Hikutini
Cole Hikutini C. Hikutini
0
60
#188 TE 6'4" 240 25 6/11/94 2 2017 Louisville
C
Travis Frederick
Travis Frederick T. Frederick
72
96
#1 C 6'4" 320 29 3/18/91 7 2013 1 31 Wisconsin
C
Marcus Henry
Marcus Henry M. Henry
0
65
#84 C 6'2" 303 27 2/11/93 1 2016 Boise State
OG
Zack Martin
Zack Martin Z. Martin
70
98
#1 OG 6'4" 315 29 11/20/90 7 2014 1 16 Notre Dame
OG
Brandon Knight
Brandon Knight B. Knight
69
77
#29 OG 6'4" 310 23 4/1/97 2 2019 Indiana
OG
La'el Collins
La'el Collins L. Collins
71
77
#38 OG 6'4" 323 26 7/26/93 6 2015 Louisiana State University - Shreveport
OG
Mitch Hyatt
Mitch Hyatt M. Hyatt
65
76
#48 OG 6'5" 306 23 2/6/97 1 2019 Clemson
OG
Connor McGovern
Connor McGovern C. McGovern
66
72
#42 OG 6'5" 316 22 11/3/97 2 2016 5 144 Penn State
OG
Cody Wichmann
Cody Wichmann C. Wichmann
78
68
#99 OG 6'5" 320 28 3/2/92 4 2015 6 215 Fresno State
OG
Joe Looney
Joe Looney J. Looney
73
67
#57 OG 6'3" 315 29 8/31/90 9 2012 4 117 Wake Forest
OG
Adam Redmond
Adam Redmond A. Redmond
61
66
#62 OG 6'6" 310 26 5/19/93 3 2016 Harvard
OT
Tyron Smith
Tyron Smith T. Smith
77
95
#2 OT 6'5" 320 29 12/12/90 10 2011 1 9 USC
OT
Cameron Fleming
Cameron Fleming C. Fleming
75
72
#83 OT 6'5" 320 27 9/3/92 7 2014 4 140 Stanford
OT
Connor Williams
Connor Williams C. Williams
52
72
#84 OT 6'5" 320 22 5/12/97 3 2018 2 50 Texas
OT
Wyatt Miller
Wyatt Miller W. Miller
67
68
6'5" 298 24 10/23/95 1 2019 UCF
DT
Trysten Hill
Trysten Hill T. Hill
97
71
#74 DT 6'3" 310 22 3/25/98 2 2019 2 58 UCF
DT
Antwaun Woods
Antwaun Woods A. Woods
99
71
#77 DT 6'1" 310 27 1/3/93 3 2016 USC
DT
Justin Hamilton
Justin Hamilton J. Hamilton
79
64
#129 DT 6'2" 315 26 7/27/93 4 2015 Louisiana-Lafayette
DE
Demarcus Lawrence
Demarcus Lawrence D. Lawrence
90
87
#9 DE 6'3" 265 27 4/28/92 7 2014 2 34 Boise State
DE
Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett M. Bennett
79
86
#11 DE 6'3" 274 34 11/13/85 12 2009 Texas A&M
DE
Tyrone Crawford
Tyrone Crawford T. Crawford
98
81
#16 DE 6'4" 285 30 11/22/89 9 2012 3 81 Boise State
DE
Jalen Jelks
Jalen Jelks J. Jelks
74
76
#45 DE 6'5" 260 23 8/3/96 2 2019 7 241 Oregon
DE
Dorance Armstrong Jr.
Dorance Armstrong Jr. D. Armstrong Jr.
92
73
#89 DE 6'4" 262 22 6/10/97 3 2018 4 116 Kansas
DE
Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson J. Jackson
56
71
#118 DE 6'4" 285 23 12/20/96 2 2019 5 165 Miami (Fla.)
DE
Daniel Ross
Daniel Ross D. Ross
93
65
#98 DE 6'5" 305 27 3/5/93 3 2017 NE Mississippi CC
LB
Leighton Vander Esch
Leighton Vander Esch L. V. Esch
55
84
#11 LB 6'4" 255 24 2/8/96 3 2018 1 19 Boise State
LB
Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith J. Smith
54
83
#9 LB 6'2" 248 24 6/14/95 4 2016 2 34 Notre Dame
LB
Sean Lee
Sean Lee S. Lee
50
82
#16 LB 6'2" 245 33 7/22/86 11 2010 2 55 Penn State
LB
Luke Gifford
Luke Gifford L. Gifford
57
76
#53 LB 6'3" 245 24 8/28/95 2 2019 Nebraska
LB
Joe Thomas
Joe Thomas J. Thomas
48
76
#25 LB 6'0" 230 27 6/4/92 6 2014 South Carolina State
LB
Chris Covington
Chris Covington C. Covington
0
69
#118 LB 6'2" 245 24 1/3/96 2 2018 6 193 Indiana
LB
Justin March
Justin March J. March
53
67
#130 LB 5'11" 226 26 7/5/93 6 2015 Akron
CB
Anthony Brown
Anthony Brown A. Brown
30
78
#53 CB 5'11" 198 26 12/15/93 5 2016 6 189 Purdue
CB
Chidobe Awuzie
Chidobe Awuzie C. Awuzie
24
78
#51 CB 6'0" 203 24 5/24/95 4 2017 2 60 Colorado
CB
Jourdan Lewis
Jourdan Lewis J. Lewis
27
73
#123 CB 5'10" 195 24 8/31/95 4 2017 3 92 Michigan
CB
DJ White
DJ White D. White
0
70
#117 CB 5'11" 193 26 9/9/93 3 2016 6 178 Georgia Tech
CB
Deante Burton
Deante Burton D. Burton
33
68
#151 CB 6'2" 205 25 7/12/94 3 2017 Kansas State
CB
Chris Westry
Chris Westry C. Westry
39
68
6'4" 210 22 7/10/97 2 2019 Kentucky
SS
Xavier Woods
Xavier Woods X. Woods
25
75
#39 SS 5'11" 208 24 7/26/95 4 2017 5 191 Louisiana Tech
SS
Darian Thompson
Darian Thompson D. Thompson
23
72
#36 SS 6'2" 208 26 9/22/93 5 2016 3 71 Boise State
FS
Donovan Wilson
Donovan Wilson D. Wilson
37
74
#41 FS 6'0" 208 25 2/21/95 2 2019 6 213 Texas A&M
LS
LP Ladouceur
LP Ladouceur L. Ladouceur
91 6'5" 255 39 3/13/81 16 2005 California
K
Tristan Vizcaino
Tristan Vizcaino T. Vizcaino
0
76
#28 K 6'2" 203 23 7/31/96 1 Washington
P
Chris Jones
Chris Jones C. Jones
6
82
#8 P 6'0" 205 30 7/21/89 9 2011 Carson-Newman
PK
Kai Forbath
Kai Forbath K. Forbath
3
76
#22 PK 5'11" 191 32 9/2/87 9 2011 UCLA

Top 3 Cowboys Roster Questions of 2019-2020

Will the Cowboys Give Ezekiel Elliott the Deal He Wants?

Possibly the biggest storyline in the entire NFL right now is Ezekiel Elliott’s standoff with the Cowboys. Elliott has been one of the most productive players in the league since his rookie year and appears to want to get paid ASAP. Elliott is certainly deserving of a big contract, but if he truly is asking for a record deal that surpasses Todd Gurley’s, the Cowboys may be right not to give him that much. For one, Todd Gurley’s deal looks like a mistake in retrospect, with his potentially arthritic knees putting a damper on things. Secondly, Elliott has had some off the field issues, the most notable of which got him a six game suspension that killed the Cowboys chances of making the playoffs in 2017. The Cowboys appear to be stuck between a rock and a hard place right now. Elliott is undoubtedly incredibly valuable to the team and not someone they can afford to let go, but overpaying him is a big risk, considering how many other mouths they need to feed.

Is Dak Prescott Really Getting a 30 Million Deal?

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, Elliott isn’t the only one looking to secure the bag. The team’s franchise quarterback is asking for a deal that exceeds 30 million annually, a deal that would make him the highest paid quarterback in the league. While Dak is certainly an above average quarterback and is arguably the only player on the team who’s more deserving of an extension than Zeke, he isn’t the best of the best. When stacked up against the other 30 million-dollar quarterbacks in the league, he doesn’t seem to fare that well. Dak is solid but hasn’t shown the ability to uplift a team the way Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, or even Carson Wentz have. In a vacuum, Dak isn’t worth the money he’s requesting, but the Cowboys may have no choice in the end. While this deal would certainly be an overpay, the Cowboys don’t really have any options to replace Dak, and when it comes to overpaying Dak or losing him, they’d probably decide to overpay him first.

Which Player will the Cowboys Decide to Let Go?

While Dak and Zeke are currently getting the most attention, the Cowboys have a host of other key players that are in line for contract extensions soon. While there have been issues with Elliott and Dak, their resigning does feel more like a matter of when not if. The same can’t be said about the other players on the Cowboys. Off the top of the list, three key players that are up for contract extensions this year are wide receiver Amari Cooper, cornerback Byron Jones, and linebacker Jaylon Smith. Although some of them may decide to wait until next offseason to sign, the point remains clear. It’s going to be extremely difficult for the Cowboys to keep all of them. This holds especially true if the Cowboys cave and give Prescott and Elliott record deals. Although they may be able to keep them all this season, having them wait until next offseason for a contract could hurt more than help. If they all have even better seasons, their price tag will likely increase. They’ll also have several other players they may need to pay in 2020 as well. The Cowboys seem to be facing a crossroads with their cap situation, and letting some key players go seems inevitable. The only question now is who will be the odd men out.