Lucky Whitehead, Wide Receiver
I think the writing is on the wall for wide receiver Lucky Whitehead in Dallas. When the Cowboys drafted North Carolina slot receiver and punt returner extraordinaire Ryan Switzer in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, that was a clear warning shot over Lucky’s bow.
Unfortunately, Whitehead has no one else to blame but himself. Early on the undrafted rookie out of Florida Atlantic in 2015 struggled with fumbles as a special teams returner. Lucky slowly started to win the trust of this Cowboys’ coaching staff, and the team started to use him more as a gadget player within their offense.
But Whitehead hurt himself last season when he missed several team meetings that eventually resulted in him being a healthy scratch in Week 14 for violating team rules.
Unable to establish himself as a deep threat in the Cowboys receiving corps, plus the addition of both Switzer and the CFL’s top returner in wide receiver Quincy McDuffie, there simply may not be enough room for Lucky and his off-field antics anymore in Dallas.