The Dallas Cowboys pretty much revamped their entire wide receiver position this offseason. No one really knows what to expect from this new group of receivers this season, but one thing is for sure, Allen Hurns is expected to be a big part of the Cowboys offense.
With Dez Bryant no longer part of the equation, Allen Hurns is expected to replace quite a bit of his lost production. Unfortunately, Hurns lack of production these last couple years should be concerning for Cowboys fans.
In the last two years, Allen Hurns has failed to surpass 400 receiving yards or score more than three touchdowns with the Jacksonville Jaguars. That’s not the kind of production you would expect from someone who made Dez Bryant expendable. In fact, it’s basically the same kind of production the Cowboys are already getting from Terrance Williams.
Now, I completely understand no one is expecting Allen Hurns to come in and have the same kind of production as Dez Bryant, but I am expecting more than he has been able to produce the last few seasons. After all, why else would he be here?
He will no longer have to play second fiddle to Allen Robinson like he did with Jacksonville. He will be given every opportunity to be the go to WR in Dallas and become Dak Prescott’s favorite target in the passing game. But, he’s going to have to prove he’s worthy of such a promotion first.
With that in mind, what happens if Hurns doesn’t pan out the way the Dallas Cowboys are expecting? Do they have a backup plan? Can someone else step up?
These of course are all questions that will need to be answered at some point in the remainder of the offseason. It could very well be detrimental to the entire team’s success in 2018.
There are still high expectations for Allen Hurns, but expecting him to return to his 2015 form where he was able to accumulate over 1000 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns could be expecting a little bit too much. It would be nice if he could accomplish that feat once again, but it shouldn’t be expected.
I’m not trying to put Allen Hurns down or anything. I am just trying to be realistic about what to expect from him this season and I would advise you to do the same.
There is absolutely a reason to be concerned. We’ll just have to hope he is ready for a larger role than he received in Jacksonville, and if not, that the Dallas Cowboys have a fallback plan.