QUARTERBACKS (2) Tony Romo Kyle Orton Alex Tanney, a strong-armed, 6-foot-4, 25-year-old signed just before camp started, is worth watching during the preseason.
RUNNING BACKS (4) DeMarco Murray Lance Dunbar Phillip Tanner Joseph Randle It was widely assumed that Randle would be Murray’s backup when the Cowboys picked him in the fifth round, but he’s having a tough time climbing the depth chart after missing all of the offseason workouts while recovering from thumb surgery. Dunbar adds an explosive element as a change-of-pace back. Tanner looks a lot quicker and runs with more confidence after slimming down 10 pounds since last season.
TIGHT ENDS (4) Jason Witten Gavin Escobar James Hanna Dante Rosario Escobar, the rookie second-round pick, hasn’t looked out of place working as the second tight end with the starters. It could be hard for Hanna to win back that role once he recovers from a strained hamstring suffered in the opening days of camp.