One of the biggest areas of competition on the Dallas Cowboys roster is wide receivers. We try to predict how it will shake out.
Last season, the Dallas Cowboys only carried five wide receivers on their active roster. But will they make an exception this season and bump that number up to six?
The receiver position has been one of the most talented and competitive on the Cowboys roster this offseason. And as we near the end of the preseason, a case could be made for several candidates making the squad this season. But here is our best guess…
Wide Receiver Position
I think the top five players on the Cowboys wide receiver depth chart are locked in and have been for a few weeks now. Outside of Bryant, Williams, Beasley and fourth round rookie Ryan Switzer, Butler’s possible inclusion was in question. But the sixth-year veteran turned in a terrific camp and earned himself a place on the active roster.
If there is a x-factor here, it’s our election to keep Lance Lenoir on the final 53. Although it was a tight competition between Noah Brown, Andy Jones and Lenior, I believe the latter’s ability to be a special teams returner is the trump card.
- Brian Brown
- Noah Brown
- Karel Hamilton
- Andy Jones
- Uzoma Nwachukwu
Noah Brown could certainly make the active roster over Lenoir due to his abilities as a receiver, his potential and his blocking ability. I think it will ultimately come down to coach’s preference. And the fact Dallas let Lenior return kickoffs and punts in every preseason game so far makes me believe he’s made the team. The Cowboys may try to stash Brown on the practice squad instead.
For the second straight year, Andy Jones failed to impress under the big lights of the preseason. It could be Dallas is done with that experiment, as Brian Brown or Uzoma Nwachukwu might be better practice squad options at this point.
I believe the final battle if between Lance Lenior and Noah Brown for a spot on the active roster Although I personally love Brown’s upside, the way Dallas has used Lenior in the preseason makes me believe he could be their selection. If the Cowboys opt to only carry five receivers this season, both players will be cut by Saturday regardless.