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Now that the 2024 NFL Draft is well over, it’s time for teams like the Dallas Cowboys to start figuring out their eventual 53-man roster.The Cowboys walked out of the 2024 NFL Draft with eight picks, which they acquired over all seven rounds except for the fourth. But like with every draft, there are always some players left over that didn’t have the luxury of being selected in the draft’s seven rounds.

Not making much noise through veteran free agency, Dallas decided they needed to make some further additions by dipping into the undrafted free agency pool, where they added 12 players.

Here are all 12 undrafted free agents the Cowboys signed, per the team’s site:

  • Brevyn Spann-Ford, TE, Minnesota

These 12 players now have a chance to make a name for themselves, earning a second chance of sorts to make the Cowboys’ roster and begin their professional careers. It’s a long road to making the 53-man roster, though, where each of these undrafted free agents will have to make it through things like mini-camps and OTAs before the 2024 NFL season kicks off in early September.

Looking at all 12 undrafted free agents the Cowboys picked up, there are a few players that could easily find their way onto the roster simply because of position need alone. Remember, this is a Cowboys team that is in a bit of a rebuild after losing a lot in free agency. But if we had to pick only one to make the 53-man roster on the next-to-last Tuesday before the regular season begins, it would probably be Illinois defensive tackle Denzel Daxon.

Illinois’ Denzel Daxon has the best chance to make the Cowboys’ 53-man roster

Denzel Daxon is a former three-star recruit who spent his first two years of playing time with Ohio University before transferring to Illinois for his final season.

“I have this opportunity with the Dallas Cowboys to prove that I can be a good part of the organization and help them win games and potentially make the 53-man roster,” Daxon told The Tribune. “This is a good opportunity for me so I feel pretty blessed about it, but this is just the beginning.”

The 6-foot-2, 335-pounder played in 14 total games between Ohio and Illinois, totaling one sack for his career. Last season, he recorded 27 total tackles and 0.5 for a loss. He was mostly known as a run-stopper for the Illini.

There is some concern that Daxon has little experience playing football, however. Growing up in the Bahamas, he was unable to play football and could only participate in basketball and track and field. It wasn’t until he turned 17 and moved to Miami that he finally got to take part in the sport of football. But it didn’t take long for him to get Power Five offers once he started playing.

Besides the now 25-year-olds potential upside and run-stopping abilities, what gives Daxon the best chance to make the Cowboys’ 53-man roster is his position. Defensive tackle is one of the weakest positions on the entire roster. Dallas lost both Johnathan Hankins and Neville Gallimore to free agency, leaving Osa Odighizuwa, Mazi Smith, Chauncey Golston, and Justin Rogers. And the only proven player currently on the roster is Osa Odighizuwa.

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