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Cowboys WR Cedrick Wilson Making Strong Push for Roster Spot

The have accumulated some nice talent at . is a legit number one, is on the brink of a breakout season as the second option and provides stability in the slot assuming he's healthy throughout the entire season. With looking like a lock to make the roster as the fourth option it brings up the question who will fill out the final one or two possible spots at receiver? has made a strong case for himself during .

In 2018, Wilson was coming off a very productive senior season at Boise State as he recorded 83 receptions for 1,511 yards and 7 touchdowns. Much to the Cowboys delight, he would fall all the way to the when he was selected with the 208th overall pick. After a solid start to training camp, he would suffer a torn labrum while injuring his shoulder, something he played through during his senior year in college. This would place him on and effectively end his season.

Coming into the , he found himself with another opportunity to shine with the departure of and the uncertain future of Tavon Austin. He's shown flashes in training camp of the player that came out of Boise State with pretty high expectations. Getting solid work with the second team and battling guys like have definitely gotten Wilson ready to contribute if he makes the roster. He even ran a reverse for a touchdown in practice a few weeks ago showing how diverse his skill set is.

That has also translated to game reps during the , as Wilson has caught 6 passes on 8 targets. Those numbers would be a lot higher but he was the victim of an illegal hit in the first preseason game against the 49ers which put him in concussion protocol and unable to produce any stats against the Rams a week later.

Last week against the Texans in the “dress rehearsal” game he showed a different element of his game, returning kicks. In the below, he does a nice job setting up his blocks before hitting the for a 32 yard gain. This shouldn't surprise anyone since he returned 31 kickoffs in college for 742 yards (23.9 per return) and 10 punts for 132 yards (13.2 per return). Since will more than likely be his most effective way to contribute if he makes the roster, this play definitely helped his case.

Cooper, Gallup, Cobb, and Austin have all locked up their roster spots. Wide Receiver is currently on the PUP list which leads me to believe the Cowboys will keep six receivers on the roster, with Wilson being one of them along with . He's worked hard to put himself in this position after missing all of last season. With one more preseason game to go anything could happen but right now look for him to be on the final next week before the begins.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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