Brice Butler, Wide Receiver
It seems like every game, Brice Butler’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde qualities as a receiver continue to reveal themselves.
One minute, Butler is making an incredible acrobatic catch for a 30-yard reception. The next, he’s dropping a pass or committing a boneheaded penalty. The latter was the case against the Falcons on Sunday, when the inconsistent receiver unnecessarily pushed off his defender during a punt fake that would have shifted the momentum of the game.
Instead, the offensive pass interference penalty forced the Cowboys to punt anyways and burned that play for the rest of the season as now opposing coaches will be looking for it in the immediate future and beyond.
Butler was arguably the Cowboys best wide receiver during training camp. With his job seemingly on the line, the 27-year old played like a man on fire. He earned his place on the active roster due his offseason performance.
Unfortunately, with his roster spot secured, Butler has fallen back into some old habits like dropping passes and making mental mistakes. Those are things you’d expect to see from a rookie, not a fifth-year veteran.
So far this season, Butler’s recorded 10 catches for 243 yards and two scores. He’s also registered a team-high three drops.
Unless Brice Butler can turn things around in the next seven games, the Dallas Cowboys would be better off investing their time in a receiver who hasn’t proven time and time again to be unreliable.