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Cowboys Depth Chart: Dallas Starters Looking Good On Both Sides Of The Ball

The Dallas Cowboys depth chart is tentatively set prior to their first preseason game and there appear to be no real surprises thus far out of training camp. The distribution of talent may be worth a closer look, however.

Rabblerousr on Blogging the Boys found that the team had their greatest wealth of talent at the linebacker position and was thinnest at offensive guard, but he wanted to see how much disparity existed between the different positions, so he set out to break down the 53 best players on the team, regardless of where they play.

He found that the majority of the top 10 Cowboys players were on offense and the majority of the 11-20 players were on defense, creating a nice distribution of talent. He did note, however, that there is a significant amount of dropoff in talent level beyond the top 25 players.

The Cowboys have good talent through the first 25 players, but it begins to drop off after that. You'll notice that I located guys like Kyle Wilber and Clifton Geathers in the top 30. This was largely because there were no vets whose body of work trumped the promise these youngsters bring to the table. I'd like for there to be a more experienced players at that roster level (ideally, they would be starters). Hopefully, FA signees Livings and Bernadeau will settle in the mid-twenties, and give the team that middle-of-the-roster veteran presence.

The entire article is well worth a read, so click through to check it out. You can find the full Dallas Cowboys depth chart on the official team website.

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