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WR Cedrick Wilson Shows Promise, Provides Depth During 2020 Season

The room is star studded.

Between , , and , you would assume there aren't targets to be had for any other passing threats, let alone touchdowns.

But early on in the , that assumption was wrong. With healthy, Dallas' was prolific each week, providing ample opportunity for the Cowboys and tight ends.

One of the main beneficiaries of this increased volume, was second year wide out .

Wilson was not targeted once during the team's first two games of the season, but week three against Seattle he had a breakout performance. That afternoon Wilson caught 5 balls on 7 targets for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Against a depleted which focused it's resources on the headlining targets beside him, Cedrick Wilson had a monster game.

Before Prescott's Wilson would see a combined 10 targets the next two weeks, but once he was left to deal with backup quarterbacks, Wilson only saw 11 targets the remainder of the season. Yes, 11 targets over the team's final 11 games.

No one expects Cedrick Wilson to be a focal point of the Cowboys , but I do think he proved he can fill a much needed role in Dallas going forward as a WR4 who can spot start due to injury. Wilson isn't the separator that CeeDee Lamb is, nor the consistently electric route runner Amari Cooper is, but he is the perfect man for that WR4 role in 2021.

Plus, who could forget that extra trick play element that Wilson brings as a passer.

With Dak Prescott back under in 2021, I would expect to see those 4 wide receiver sets once again. Prescott might be at his best when he's in empty, with the field spread and speed on the field.

Let Wilson see similar as he did against Seattle, Cleveland, and New York with Prescott next season, and don't be surprised if he becomes players' worst nightmare as he steals targets away from the stars.

I'm going to sound like a broken record all , but if this thing goes according to plan, the 2021 Cowboys offense can be the best in football.

Kevin Brady
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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