The Dallas Cowboys have an embarrassment of riches at the wide receiver position with Amari Cooper, CeeDeee Lamb, and Michael Gallup. Last season, some thought they could be the first trio since the 2008 Arizona Cardinals (Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Steve Breaston) to all go over 1,000 yards. Unfortunately, Dak Prescott went down with a season-ending ankle injury which eliminated the chance of that happening.
Similar expectations were placed on Cooper, Lamb, and Gallup in 2021. However, after 12 games the trio has only played together three times due to Gallup being out for seven games with a calf injury, Cooper missing two games because of COVID, and Lamb missing a game with a concussion.
Earlier this week, Cooper talked about how dangerous the Cowboys' passing game will be once it's their three top receivers are on the field regularly.
“If we go out there and play to our potential, which I know we will, it's just gonna be real hard to stop,” Cooper said.
Prescott has struggled to find a consistent rhythm since returning from a calf injury that forced him to sit out against the Minnesota Vikings. Getting his top-three guys back will help Prescott get back on track seeing as defenses will have to scramble to cover them. Cooper and Gallup are the Cowboys' top threats on the outside with the former being a route running magician and the latter resembling Dez Bryant with his ability to make contested catches in the air while also possessing great sideline awareness. Lamb can't be covered in the slot which allows him to eat up the middle of the field while Cooper and Gallup feast on the outside.
Cooper made an appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Thursday and mentioned that opposing defenses will be at a disadvantage due to not seeing the Cowboys' trio of receivers for a full 60 minutes yet in 2021.
“I don't know if defenses really know what to expect from us out of a full game together,” said Cooper.
Week 14 is big for the Cowboys as they will hit the road to face the Washington Football Team. Dallas has a two-game lead on Washington in the NFC East and can all but wrap the division with a win. However, a victory for Washington brings them within one game with another matchup against the Cowboys in two weeks at AT&T Stadium.
The Cowboys are looking to build off of their Week 13 win against the New Orleans Saints and regain the momentum they started the season with. Going up three games in the division on Sunday is a good way to start.