Dez Who? Dallas Cowboys Wide Receivers Ramp It Up At Mini-Camp

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May 27, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Devin Street (15) runs a drill after making a catch during OTAs at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The lack of a contract agreement between wide recevier Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys dominates the headlines at present. However, the other receivers on the Cowboys roster are looking to seize the opportunity in #88’s absence.

Dez’s agent Tom Condon confirmed in recent days that his client is willing to skip games this season.

I struggle to believe this, after all Dez turned up during OTA’s despite not being required to do so. Should this threat materialize though, there’s plenty of competition. Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley are the standout performers below Dez, but after that the floor is open. Let’s take a look at the options available to the Cowboys.

Devin Street

Devin Street will enter his second year with the Cowboys hoping for a bigger impact. Despite being on the field for 150 plays in 2014 Street had just two receptions from seven attempts. The coaching staff hold Street in high esteem, and certainly expect a significant challenge from him for that number two slot this season.

Street played in every game of his rookie year, but fans probably struggle to remember a single play he had. Both Jason Garrett and wide receivers coach Derek Dooley have praised Street during the off season.

"“He has improved as much as anybody and he still has got a lot of room for improvement ahead of him.”"

Reggie Dunn

Reggie Dunn joined the Cowboys practice squad at the start of last season. At 26 he’s not one of the young guns looking to break out. Dunn hasn’t yet found a fit in the NFL. The Cowboys are already his seventh team after going undrafted in 2013. Dooley had this to say on the receiver:

"“Of course, he’s a smaller receiver, so you got to be fast. I think the big challenge with him, like with all the younger guys is learning the offense but not only what to do but how to do it.”"

There’s not been much to see from Dunn so far, with him spending time with the rehab group.

He’s been touted as an option for the punt/kick return role, but you can’t help but think the Cowboys will need to see something of significance to place him ahead of the rookies right now.

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