#5 – Brice Butler, Wide Receiver
Gong into this offseason, many believed Brice Butler’s days in Dallas were numbered. And that was mainly due to drops and overall inconsistent play.
Originally traded for following the first week of the 2015 season, Butler struggled making the transition in Dallas coming from the Oakland Raiders.
Earlier this year, Butler seemed like a roster bubble candidate. But the 27-year old was arguably the best player in training camp and performed well in the preseason, earning his spot on the active roster.
And although inconsistency has plagued his entire NFL career, Butler has also flashed big time potential in several games. Monday night, against the Cardinals, Brice might have shined his brightest.
Butler’s stock was surely tanking just last week, as he dropped a critical pass on third down that stalled a drive in a 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos. It was simply a game where Dallas needed every first down they could get.
Against the Cardinals, Butler proved to be a difference maker. He caught two passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. Brice’s 6-foot-3 frame and sub 4.4 speed have always made him an intriguing prospect. On Monday night, those traits were on full display as the Cowboys top deep threat.