Dallas Cowboys: Cedrick Wilson Jr. is the forgotten receiver

BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 22: Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson
BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 22: Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson /

The Dallas Cowboys are pretty thin at wide receiver at the moment. Perfect time for Cedrick Wilson Jr. to remind them why they drafted him.

The Dallas Cowboys took a chance selecting Boise St. wide receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL draft. That chance was proving to be a good choice before Wilson Jr. re-injured his shoulder and went on injured reserve the rest of the season. With the Cowboys uncertainty at the receiver position, Wilson has a chance to make a big impact.

While at Boise State, Cedrick Wilson Jr. hauled in 139 passes for 2,640 yards and 18 touchdowns. The Cowboys were hoping to be able to bring that type of production on the field for them last season and before his injury, Wilson Jr. was creating quite the buzz around camp with his on the field play and his ability to pick up the playbook quickly. So when he went down that seemed to be a major blow to a team that had no real standouts at receiver.

At 6’2 and 198 pounds Wilson Jr. comes in at around the same measurables as current Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams. Unlike Williams though, Wilson Jr. has the ability to an immediate impact on the game with his ability to separate from cornerbacks and using his height and wide catch radius to bring in most passes thrown his way.

Now that he is healthy Wilson Jr. can get back on the field and get back to work but he will need to prove himself again now that the Cowboys have brought in two receivers off the street. What Wilson Jr. has going in his favor is the fact that he impressed wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal during the short time he was on the field. Another factor that is in his favor is the fact that his salary is only $363,000, far cheaper than most of the other receivers on the team.

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The Dallas Cowboys with a healthy Cedrick Wilson Jr. have a chance to field a very dangerous receiving unit to go along with a strong running game.

How do you feel about the potential impact Cedrick Wilson Jr. could have on the field for the Cowboys?