With the 2021 NFL season right around the corner, the Dallas Cowboys are one of the most intriguing teams to keep an eye on entering training camp. Over the last year, the Cowboys have gone from being Super Bowl hopefuls to the laughing stock of the NFC East last season. A lot of that had to do with Dak Prescott’s gruesome ankle injury, but the proud franchise needs to rebound in a big way in 2021.
Heading into training camp, the Cowboys still have some questions that need to be answered. Did they make enough improvements to their secondary? Can Ezekiel Elliott bounce back? Will the offense live up to the hype?
Along with training camp comes difficult roster decisions that need to be made. Jerry Jones and company will have a couple of tough calls to make when it comes to roster cutdown time.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at two players who are firmly on the roster bubble entering training camp.
2. Trysten Hill, Defensive Tackle
On the defensive line, there are quite a few talented players that will be vying for roster spots. Among those players is Trysten Hill, the third-year defensive lineman who has struggled throughout his first two NFL seasons with the Cowboys.
He has played in just 12 games in his first two years, racking up 16 total tackles and no sacks. His numbers and game played total just hasn’t been good. That could lead to him losing his roster spot this season.
At 23 years old, the former 2019 second-round pick could be in trouble. He needs to have a strong showing in training camp and preseason play. If he is unable to do that, Hill will be looking for a new team.
1. Noah Brown, Wide Receiver
Secondly, the Cowboys may be moving on from 25-year-old wide receiver Noah Brown this offseason as well. During the 2020 season, Brown caught 14 passes for 154 yards, but did not score a touchdown.
With the big trio of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb, the Cowboys don’t have a big need for wide receivers. Brown could be on his way out of town. There is still a chance that he could keep his job, but it will take a good showing in training camp.
Brown is a talented player, although he has yet to find a consistent role with the Cowboys. Unfortunately, Dallas just has too much talent at the position to form a role for him.