Jerry Jones not against seven WRs on roster

August, 26, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- At the beginning of training camp, there was some wonder about whether the Cowboys had a third wide receiver on their roster behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant.

Now, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is being asked if it is possible the Cowboys keep seven of them on the final 53-man roster.

My how things change when Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley put up 100-yard games in back-to-back preseason contests and Kevin Ogletree emerges.

“Well, you can, and you say, ‘Well, are you being realistic?’” Jones said. “You could do that, but a lot of it has to do with where we end up injury wise after the game Wednesday night. But still we’ve got room. We kept seven down linemen last year, and so you can do some things if you need to. I don’t know that we’ll do that at all, but you can do it.”

I’ll call the chances remote. At best. You can’t tie up 13 percent of your roster on wide receivers when they’re not core special teamers. But let’s play along and pick the seven (in order): Austin, Bryant, Ogletree, Harris, Beasley, Andre Holmes and Danny Coale.

Holmes can cover some. Harris, Ogletree and Beasley can return some. Coale has some special teams’ background from college.

As of today, I think they take five receivers and hope Holmes and Coale can make it to the practice squad.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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