Dallas Cowboys third Receiver emerging


Preseason is a time for all players to step it up and prove their talent on field. This preseason the Dallas Cowboys are waiting to see if any of their younger guys step up and take over the third wide receiver position. As many of you may remember last year that third spot was occupied by the very skilled, Laurent Robinson. Robinson set the standards sky high for a third receiver; he had 54 catches for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Unfortunately, we lost him in free agency during the offseason, hence leaving a huge vacancy sign on the Cowboys third receiver position. The Cowboys had various opportunities to dig into the veteran market early on in order to fill in the receiver gap.

With veterans like, Randy Moss, Braylon Edwards, Chad Johnson and dare I say, Terrell Owens, the third receiver spot would be occupied with talent right now.Although, they all soaked in the spotlight at some point in their careers, these players were rather inexpensive. Despite the aptitude these players have only two would be considered worthy of playing for the Cowboys, Randy Moss, and Braylon Edwards. As for the problematic duo, Johnson and Owens, their second chances have come and gone and clearly they are not making the most out of them. Johnson seems to be heading to jail soon while his buddy Owens is dropping wide-open touchdown passes.

Anyways enough about what the Cowboys didn’t do, lets ponder on what they decided to do. The Cowboys choose to go with younger guys at the receiver position. They choose to resign Kevin Ogletree, who was a disappointment last year, and let him compete against overly emphasized, Andre Holmes, Dwayne Harris, and Cole Beasley. These four players are more likely to occupy that third spot at this point. Andre Holmes was the best receiver statistically in the opening preseason game while, Kevin Ogletree, Dwayne Harris, and Cole Beasley all shined in the second preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.

Analyzing them from a statistical standpoint we can see that Cole Beasley led the pack with 7 catches for 107 yards. On the other hand, Ogletree had 4 catches for 60 yards, including one spectacular 35-yard catch. As for Dwayne Harris he had 4 catches for 42 yards including a tough TD catch between three defenders. Some may argue that the race is now between Beasley, Harris, and Ogletree, but I wouldn’t count Andre Holmes out yet. By the end of the next preseason game we should know who will likely step in as the third receiver, and once the season starts the true competition begins. Who do you think will step in as the Cowboys third guy: Holmes, Ogletree, Harris, or Beasley?

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  • sinsity

    Don’t be surprised if Andre Holmes is not the third wideout!!! Kid has game! Jerry play this guy if he gets playing time you will see a new superstar.

  • blah

    Why is ogletree’s name incorrect?

  • californy

    The problem with the 3rd WR is in the 1-2 WR spot. The 3rd WR spot is probably of greater importance in Dallas because of all the down time from our top two players. In the last 4 years Witten is the 3rd receiver on the team. TE wiiten was actually are best receiver last year, he rank 28th best in yardage last year, Dez came in at 29 and Miles Austin came in at 81th best in yardage last year. I dont remember were Laurant number came in I think he may been like 34 best player in yardage.
    I think many time the 3rd position is over rated on this team. We need to be 5 deep in WR on yhis team. As fans we all have our favorites. My favorites include the most improve player base on Scout Broaddas report in Dwayne Harris, camp top young pup Cole Beasley and last year camp favorite Raymond Radway, But somewhere in the mix dont be surprise to see Kevin Ogletree who only seem to have strong camps and dissapears during the regular season and JJ favorite guy Andrae Holmes who seem to have the physical skill but remind me of our top two pick in the injury department. No where to be found anywhere is Danny Coale, this team may have to carry this player who cant seem to get healthy to contribute on the field. I went on the record of not wanting to draft a WR. My thinking was this is if we can find a player like Miles Austin before, we can find one again. I believe that player is Cole Beasley this year. I heard all the excuse already on Cole Beasley. he is too small, to light, too short & too slow. I think we had one of those player in our team history with player like Emmitt Smith and Bill bates.

  • Krazy Cowboy

    out Radway & Holmes ,in Plaxico & Danario Alexander.