Dallas Cowboys Position Preview Part III – Wide Receivers

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Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams (83) celebrates a third quarter touchdown in the third quarter with Dez Bryant (88) against Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson (39) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams (83) celebrates a third quarter touchdown in the third quarter with Dez Bryant (88) against Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson (39) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the third positional preview for the Dallas Cowboys as training camp gets ever so closer and the anticipation of another season finally gives way to reality.  In the previous two previews, we focused on how the Cowboys are set up at the quarterback and running back positions.  If you would like to view those, you can by clicking on these links:

QUARTERBACKS
http://thelandryhat.com/2014/06/15/dallas-cowboys-position-preview-part-quarterbacks/

RUNNING BACKS
http://thelandryhat.com/2014/06/17/dallas-cowboys-position-preview-part-ii-rbs/

As a reminder of the positional preview process, I will make one bold prediction about the position, describe what the team needs from each player, offer my guess as to who makes the final fifty-three man cut and rank where each starter ranks in comparison to others at his position across the entire NFL.

Here is part three of the series, focusing on the Cowboys stable of wide receivers:

STARTERS
Dez Bryant, 25 (26 on November 4)
Terrance Williams, 24 (25 on September 18)

One is a Pro-Bowler.  One was a rookie.  Together, they could be amazing if last season is any indication.  In 2013, Bryant and Williams combined for an astonishing 137 catches, 1,969 yards and 18 touchdowns.  Factor in the both will start this season under the age of 25 and that Williams added to those numbers as a rookie while being third on the depth chart and there is a lot to be happy about when it comes to both the present and future.  Bryant has continued to develop each season into now, unquestionably, one of the top five receivers in the entire game.  He has become not just an emotional beacon for his teammates but also a true leader on the team.   If Williams can progress at half the rate Dez has over the last three seasons, the sky is the limit of this offense.

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