How the Cowboys built their roster

September, 3, 2013
IRVING, Texas -- With a roster spot to fill, we take a look at how the Cowboys have built their 52-man roster so far.

They have 23 draft picks, 12 undrafted free agents, five players via street free agency, seven players via unrestricted free agency, two from practice squads and one each from a trade, waiver claim and exclusive rights free agent.

Draft picks (23): Jason Witten (2003, third round), DeMarcus Ware (2005, first round), Jason Hatcher (2006, third round), Anthony Spencer (2007, first round), Doug Free (2007, fourth round), Orlando Scandrick (2008, fifth round), Dez Bryant (2010, first round), Sean Lee (2010, second round), Tyron Smith (2011, first round), Bruce Carter (2011, second round), DeMarco Murray (2011, third round), David Arkin (2011, fourth round), Dwayne Harris (2011, sixth round), Morris Claiborne (2012, first round), Kyle Wilber (2012, fourth round), James Hanna (2012, sixth round), Travis Frederick (2013, first round), Gavin Escobar (2013, second round), Terrance Williams (2013, third round), J.J. Wilcox (2013, third round), B.W. Webb (2013, fourth round), Joseph Randle (2013, fifth round), DeVonte Holloman (2013, sixth round).

Undrafted free agents (12): Tony Romo (2003), Miles Austin (2006), Barry Church (2010), Phil Costa (2010) Danny McCray (2010), Dan Bailey (2011), Phillip Tanner (2011), Cole Beasley (2012), Lance Dunbar (2012), Ronald Leary (2012), Ben Bass (2012), Jeff Heath (2013).

Unrestricted free agents (7): Brandon Carr (2012), Mackenzy Bernadeau (2012), Kyle Orton (2012) Justin Durant (2013), Will Allen (2013), Eric Frampton (2013), Ernie Sims (2013)

Street free agents (5): L.P. Ladouceur (2005), George Selvie (2013), Landon Cohen (2013), Chris Jones (2011), Nick Hayden (2013)

Practice squads (2): Jermey Parnell (2010, New Orleans), Darrion Weems (2012, Denver)

Exclusive rights free agent (1): Andre Smith (2012)

Waiver (1): Kyle Bosworth (New York Giants)

Trade (1): Edgar Jones (Kansas City Chiefs)

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter



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