3 Cowboys prospects Philadelphia Eagles could add after final roster cuts

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. . Bradlee Anae, defensive end. 56. player. 123.

Does Anae make sense for an already loaded Philadelphia Eagles DE unit?

Some of you may have Trysten Hill on your Cowboys depth charts as a starter (if you’ve taken the time to craft one). Some of you may actually see him as someone Dallas can move from on now that he’s in his third season. Who knows? Maybe he’s cut. Maybe he isn’t. Then again, they could trade him (or maybe they won’t).

That brings us to another young Cowboys defensive lineman that could be approaching bubble status. His name is Bradlee Anae. This is a former Consensus first-team All-American, a former Morris Trophy winner, and a former two-time First-team All-Pac-12 nod. His first season in the NFL, like Hill’s, was less than stellar. Try seven games as a rookie and no tackles on for size.

Fifth-round selections playing on NFL teams often feel like they’re constantly battling for their jobs, and even though it makes sense to place him on the Cowboys’ second string behind Demarcus Lawrence, who’s currently on the Cowboys PUP (physically unable to perform list), it’s just as easy, in another conversation to argue him right off the roster.

Sure, they say you can never have too many pass rushers at the defensive end position, even though most teams will only carry five or six. Sure, the theory is that, with Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Josh Sweat, Ryan Kerrigan, and Tarron Jackson on the team, Philly could be approaching gridlock at the position, but don’t put this one past someone like Howie.

Saying the Cowboys will cut Bradlee Anae is a big if, but if they do, he could be someone that may trade that disgusting blue, white, and grey jersey for one of the midnight green variety. Stay tuned!