IRVING, Texas -I've already explained my belief that the Cowboys' 53-man roster, revealed Saturday, will be anything but final. There's a great chance several new faces will be in town on Sunday.
But in this business, you gotta take a shot. Here's my best guess at the 53 as of Saturday afternoon.
QB (3) -A year from now the Cowboys may only need to keep two at the position. McGee will be the backup.
RB (5) -Jason Pociask can line up at fullback or tight end, so he sticks around until Martellus Bennett is healthy.
WR (5) -Raymond Radway would've forced the Cowboys to go long at the position. Awful break.
TE (3) -Marty B's injury may take longer to heal than many have projected. High ankle sprains often last six weeks.
OL (10) -Jermey Parnell is the swing tackle unless the Cowboys can find someone with a little more experience on waivers.
DL (6) -If he's not a starter, Igor Olshansky's contract is prohibitive.
LB (8) -Bruce Carter is on the Non-Football Injury list, so the Cowboys wouldn't have to add him to the active roster until Week 6.
CB (6) -Because he missed some 18 offseason practices, I give fifth-round pick Josh Thomas the benefit of the doubt. The Cowboys have to hope their initial scouting of him was correct.
S (4) -Barry Church could be ready to start by next season. The Cowboys had that in mind when only giving Abe Elam and Gerald Sensabaugh one-year deals.
ST (3) -If David Buehler hasn't stabilized by the bye, Week 5, the Cowboys will be looking for alternatives again.