Posted: 5:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
The downside of Jason Garrett's philosophy of churning the bottom of the roster (or actively seeking new talent, if you prefer to use non-Parcellsian terms) is that it makes something like a roster editing tool very difficult to keep up-to-date. Just as an example, I believe there are now four long-snappers in the database of players in this program, yet only LP Ladouceur remains on the roster.
In this same fashion, myriad offensive and defensive linemen have had stints with the team lasting from just one day to all of a month, only to once more find themselves on the street.
Those players will soon be joined by up to 480 additional cast-offs from other teams (and perhaps more as teams fight over each others' waived players), all once again looking for employment elsewhere.
Of course you, being the ruthless front office genius that you are, don't pay any attention to the human side of things. These players are assets, and as such must be managed appropriately in order for the team to achieve success. And that's where you come in.
I hope you'll take this opportunity to once more play your hand at building the Cowboys' roster. Cut to 75, cut to 53, cut to just your gameday actives, if you so choose.
When you finish, feel free to post your new rosters here in the comments, or even as fanposts including your reasonings for the picks that you made. If you're curious about my opinion of the players, just look at the roster builder. I've re-ordered the players in each position group to match my opinions of them, in a sort of position-by-position power ranking of players.
Dallas Cowboys Interactive Roster Builder’’’‘’‘’’’‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’‘‘’’’’’’’‘’’’‘’’’’’’’’’’
One small note: I've noticed in my testing that some ad-blocking browser extensions will read the roster builder as a pop-up advertisement and block it. Try disabling the ad-blocker for this page, specifically opening just this pop-up, or just switching the ad-blocker off for a minute while you click the button to launch the program.