Dallas has a dominant, “X” receiver in Dez Bryant. When healthy and able to consistently practice, Dez is one of the best in the business, simple and plain. He displayed his ability against the Packers in the playoff game.
The Cowboys have a consistent presence at tight end in 14 year veteran Jason Witten. The future Hall of Fame inductee is a willing blocker in the running game and has a knack for being a safety blanket to convert third downs in the middle of the field.
Slot receiver Cole Beasley is a terrific undersized weapon that can separate from any corner in the league that always seems to be open. He is a monster when it comes to crossing the field and providing easy catch and run opportunities for Dak Prescott. While he is a valuable offensive piece, he is limited as a player due to his size. He will never be a dominant number two receiver.
Gadget receiver and return man Lucky Whitehead had a productive season in the opportunities he was given as a ball carrier on jet sweeps as well as a receiver. His opportunities are few and far between, but he made several impact plays that led to points for the offense and was a nice wrinkle for offensive coordinator Scott Linehan to mix into the game plan. Whitehead has impressive burst and quickness, but he is limited due to his size similarly to Beasley and will never be an outside receiver.
Receivers Terrance Williams and Brice Butler made some impressive plays throughout the year, but neither one did enough to be considered a consistent dominant threat as the outside receiver opposite of Dez Bryant. Both Williams and Butler are unrestricted free agents this spring. I would expect to see Williams back on a team friendly deal because the Cowboys love his willingness as a blocker and his ability to, at times, make clutch plays.