What do you get when you have two 1,000 yard wide receivers and a quarterback who threw for nearly 5,000 passing yards? You get the Dallas Cowboys 2019 aerial attack. As impressive as the Cowboys passing game was a season ago they have the potential to be even more lethal in 2020.
With both of their 1,000 yard wide receivers returning (Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup) and the addition of former Oklahoma Sooners star WR CeeDee Lamb, the Dallas Cowboys arguably have the best WR trio in the entire NFL. That alone is going to make the Cowboys passing game more lethal this year, but we all know WRs aren’t the only players involved in an aerial attack.
I honestly don’t think any other WR trio around the league rivals that of the Dallas Cowboys, although Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, and Sammy Watkins of the Kansas City Chiefs would make for an interesting debate. What sets the Chiefs passing game apart from the Cowboys right now though is what they have at tight end position in Travis Kelce.
Travis Kelce’s is the loan difference maker keeping the Dallas Cowboys from having the most lethal aerial attack in the NFL in my opinion right now. His ability to take over the game all by himself from all three levels of the field makes him one of the most dangerous receiving threats in the entire league. To dethrone the Chiefs, the Cowboys need more from their TE position.
When it comes to offensive personnel, the Dallas Cowboys have the weapons at their disposal to unseat the Kansas City Chiefs as arguably the most diverse and dangerous offense in the entire league. I’d give the Cowboys the slight advantage at WR and running back for that matter, but still the Chiefs win out at TE because of Travis Kelce. Blake Jarwin could potentially help close that gap though.
Blake Jarwin is expected to take over as the starter after receiving a contract extension this offseason from the Cowboys. Knowing how he will handle his new starting gig is a little bit of an unknown right now, but the flashes we’ve seen from him over the past two years are intriguing. The question is though, will he be good enough to vault the Cowboys aerial attack over the Chiefs?
I have no doubts Blake Jarwin will be an effective receiving threat for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020 if they play to his strengths. He is more of a move TE and should be utilized as such in order to capitalize on his talent. If that happens, there’s no reason why the Cowboys can’t have the most lethal aerial attack this season.
I don’t know what you personally think, but I’m really excited to see what the Dallas Cowboys passing game looks like this year. Hopefully all of this Coronavirus/Covid-19 stuff comes to an end before we start seeing it shorten and quite possibly put an end to the 2020 NFL season before it even gets underway.