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Wide Receiver: A Quiet Need For The Dallas Cowboys?

Any discussion about the centers around two players: and wide receiver . And for good reason.

Prescott and Cooper have had instant chemistry since that critical midseason in 2018, revitalizing both of their young careers. Now, both enter unrestricted and the Cowboys seemingly must do whatever it takes to retain them.

But even if the Cowboys are able to keep Amari Cooper around, is wide receiver an area need for this team in 2020? While their talent at the top of the has the potential to be great, the unit as a whole could certainly use more firepower.

Let’s start with that top of the depth chart.

is entering his third year in the league, and coming off his breakout sophomore season expectations are high. Gallup went for 1,107 yards and 6 touchdowns on 66 catches in 2019, cementing himself as a high-end WR2 for the Cowboys. He showed signs of promise as well, where he will hopefully develop into the go-to target this team seems to desperately need.

Behind Gallup, honestly, are a lot of question marks. was a bit up-and-down during his first season with the Cowboys. While Cobb struggled with drops, he also provided a legit third receiving threat from the slot. The problem is that he, like Cooper, is entering unrestricted free agency. And there’s a decent chance the Cowboys could get priced out.Cole Beasley vs. Randall Cobb: Dallas Cowboys Past Meets Present 1

The next-most veteran wide Cowboys receiver is also on an expiring contract, . This isn’t a huge loss, as didn’t look to utilize Austin all that much offensively the past two years. Well, that is until the most meaningful play of the in Philadelphia for some reason. But let’s move on.

Austin has been the hype champion just about every year he’s played in the league, but none of it has resulted in much on-field production.

Dallas does have a ton of a wide receivers under contract, most of which garnered attention during last season. How could you really trust these guys to be the WR3 on what you’re hoping is a offense, though? It would be a tough sell.

This is where the Cowboys’ need for another dynamic pass catcher comes into play. This draft class is an exceptional one at receiver, and the Cowboys may need to get in on the action in the .

My guy? Alabama wide out Henry Ruggs. Take him 17, re-sign Amari Cooper, and prosper offensively for the foreseeable future.

What do you think?


Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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  1. I agree 10000% with this take, aside from TE, it puts us in a position to not have to worry about any offensive position for the next 5 years, aside from TE like I said and assuming we sign Dak and Coop! That, and Ruggs is a STUD! We’d have the Best WR Trio in Football better then the Chiefs, along with Zeke and Pollard at RB running behind our stout O-line! We’d be Unstoppable, on offense, the Team that just won the Super Bowl did so with a Dominant passing offense and an Average Defense with a Horrendous run defense, you literally read my mind with this article I completely agree with your take! Draft RUGGS, Resign Dak and Coop, and you can focus all the rest of your attention on Defense for years to come through the draft and FA!

  2. Going WR at #17 would be a MASSIVE mistake. Would rather see Da Boys target players like Denzel Mims (Baylor, Big WR with speed) or Devin Duvernay of TEXAS (excellent slot guy) in 2nd-4th rounds. There are others.

    This team needs D help. In fact if they went some combo of S/CB/DL in the 1st 3 rounds, I’d be very happy. This shapes up to be a GREAT year to trade back, gain more 2nd 3rd round picks and add depth to fill needs. If someone like Kinlaw is there, grab him and bolster the DL then take the Auburn CB in the 2nd and someone like Jeremy Chin in the 3rd.

    Sorry, letting Beasley go was the right move, aging player who wanted too much money (though good for him he got it).

    Couple of guys on the roster like Cedric Wilson continuing to develop and some real quality WRs later in the draft. Not that I wouldn’t love Ruggs but not the biggest need.

  3. Are you serious? Devin Smith was blackballed by Garrett for dropping a couple of passes against Miami. This was not right and he his miles better than Austin. If Smith moves on the Cowboys will regret it. They won’t admit it but letting Cole Beasley go to FA came back to bite them. They are not going to admit it but letting the Beez Kneez walk was a catastrophic mistake.

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