Dallas Cowboys: 5 things we need to see after the bye week
2. Amari Cooper brings the storm
Well, here is the answer for 2018. Anyways, we hope so. Here are my thoughts on Amari Cooper. To put it simply, this is not a transaction I make. Look, I get that he is around the same age as rookie receiver Calvin Ridley. I’ve read the arguments on how this trade pick up is a positive one.
For me, though, this transaction boils down to one word: Desperation.
Desperation as in Joey Galloway or Roy Williams. The Cowboys are home run hitters with their first-round choices as of late. Waiting seven weeks into the NFL season to pull this off makes it all feel like lost value.
The Cowboys have problems all over. Is Cooper the ingredient that changes the DNA? I don’t think so. Even if he is the fertilizer that springs Dallas into the playoffs, I still see a one and done scenario.
3. Cole Beasley returns
There’s no secret who quarterback Dak Prescott likes to go to. With the Cowboys having a true number one, defenses should respect the number two and the slot guy. Beasley is currently the team’s best receiver by default.
With a number one on the field, the team needs Cole Beasley version 2016. That year, he was targeted 98 times, caught 75 balls with five scores.
Number 11 is already on his way to those type of stats, but he should be more dynamic under the shadows now that the quarterback has more options. In 2018, the Cowboys chose to go with a committee on the receiver positions. In actuality, Beasley was the default, but his skill set can shine more with the spotlight on someone else.