The Dallas Cowboys roster evolved quite a bit over the past few years! There have been a multitude of injuries, resulting in a lot of new faces on the field. Meet the 2016 lineup for America’s Team, The Dallas Cowboys!
Dak Prescott – Dak Prescott is our new golden child! As our starting quarterback, he plays as an all-star rookie. He came out from Mississippi State in the 4th round of the 2016 draft. Prescott also holds a record already for 176 pass attempts and for most consecutive pass attempts without an interception to start a career. This record was previously held by Tom Brady!
Tony Romo – Tony Romo is the poster child for Dallas Cowboys. He has been on the team since 2003, when he was undrafted. Romo is known as Mr. 4th Quarter, since he has the highest passing rating in the 4th quarter than any other NFL quarterback! He holds multiple records, like most consecutive road games with at least one touchdown pass and highest quarterback rating in the month of December. With these accomplishments under his belt, Tony Romo has shown time and time again that he is an elite quarterback.
Mark Sanchez – Most famous for his time with the New York Jets, Mark Sanchez started his career at USC. He was drafted to the New York Jets as the 5th overall pick. During his time there, he lead them to the AFC Championships in the 2009 and 2010 season. After a series of poorly played seasons and injuries, he moved to the Eagles for the 2014 season. Sanchez spent the first season playing well. However, he didn’t make the playoffs and the second season got blown out. After moving to the Broncos, he was trying-out for Peyton Manning’s spot. After not getting the position, he was released and signed by the Dallas Cowboys as the backup quarterback
Lance Dunbar – Lance Dunbar has been with the Dallas Cowboys since 2012. Slowly moving his way up from special teams, he played a vital role after the loss of Murray. he serves as a prominent role helping Elliot and Alfred Morris.
Ezekiel Elliot – Elliot was the 4th overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys. He has made himself into a household name already. After a monstrous time at Ohio State, he has moved to the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys had a 6-1 start with him as the starting running back. He has rushed for about 100 yards per game along with a touchdown in each, causing him to be a wrecking force.
Darius Jackson – Darius Jackson joined the Dallas Cowboys during the 2016 draft. He was selected in the 6th round. Coming from Eastern Michigan, he entered the draft. Jackson was picked up to accompany Elliot as rookie running backs.
Alfred Morris – Alfred Morris is a 2-time pro bowl player, coming originally from Florida Atlantic. He was on the Washington Redskins from 2012 to 2015, where he served as a dominating force after moving over to the Dallas Cowboys where he has helped Elliot develop as a running back.
Keith Smith – Keith Smith was signed on for team depth. Although he has not touched the ball too often, he now plays full back instead of linebacker.
Rod Smith – Rod Smith started off his career with the Seattle Seahawks as he went undrafted. He was released after one game and the Dallas Cowboys picked him off the waivers. He has played in 10 games and plays on special teams. His highlight has been a 26-yard kick return.
Cole Beasley – Cole Beasley has been a work horse on the Dallas Cowboys. Going undrafted in 2012 from SMU, he has played a heavy role in 2013. In 2015, due to Dez Bryant’s injuries, he has been a primary target for Dak Prescott.
Dez Bryant – Coming from the 2010 draft to the Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant is another star on the Dallas Cowboys. Previously at Oklahoma State, Dez Bryant is known for his shenanigans on and off the field. For instance, he has his signature “throw up the X.” He was the leading receiver in 2014. Also, he was the star of “Dez Caught It.” He caught a pass at the end of the divisional game, possibly putting the Cowboys in a spot for victory, but the call was incomplete as he was juggling the ball.
Brice Butler – Brice Butler was a late round pick from San Diego State. Playing two seasons on the Raiders, he moved to the Cowboys in 2015. He was added to the team for depth purposes. He caught a 67-yard reception that season. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury doing so. He played only a handful games after that incident.
Lucky Whitehead – Lucky Whitehead played at Florida Atlantic University, where he went undrafted to the Dallas Cowboys in 2015. He replaced Dwayne Harris on special teams. He served as the primary punt returner in many cases and kick returner with some snaps as a wide receiver.
Terrance Williams – Terrance Williams was drafted in 2013, coming from Baylor. He has been a primary wide receiver over the years where he was a started for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 season. He is most well-known for his mistakes for clock management during week 1.