The Cowboys, head and shoulders, have the best receiving group in the NFC East. The real question is whether or not this group has the opportunity to be the best in the NFL.
Cooper has four seasons with more than 1,000 yards receiving in five seasons. Here is a list of all the receivers in NFL history with 5,000+ receiving yards, 30+ touchdowns, and four or more Pro Bowl appearances at the age of 26. One is in the Hall of Fame, arguably the second-best receiver of all-time. Another will be five years after he retires.
Third-year budding star Michael Gallup is making a name for himself as well. In his sophomore season, Gallup doubled his reception total, more than doubled his receiving yardage, and tripled his touchdown output. If you’re making a list of best WR2’s in the league, he’s certainly in the top five heading into his third season.
As for Lamb, well I wrote this piece right after the draft highlighting all he can bring to the table. As a third option, he could already be in the mix for best WR3 in the league.
When considering how this group ranks across the NFL, league supremacy rests on Lamb coming anywhere close to the expectations surrounding him. If he does, it is not hard to argue that the Dallas Cowboys have the best receiving group in the NFL.
Tampa Bay has Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but no WR3 better than Lamb. Kansas City has a nice trio in Tyreek Evans, Sammy Watkins, and Mecole Hardman but I’d take Gallup over Watkins. Arizona, adding DeAndre Hopkins to the duo of Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk deserves mention.
Fitz, however, is on his way out of the league and Lamb should at least mirror Kirk’s production in his first two seasons. Several other teams (New Orleans, Atlanta, and the Rams come to mind) have excellent duos but are missing that third component.
Even if Lamb does not meet or exceed expectations off the top, he will likely grow into a star sooner rather than later. It is really just a matter of time before the Dallas Cowboys can boast the best trio of receivers in all of football.
After three rounds, the Dallas Cowboys are mopping up the competition. Dallas sits atop the NFC East with 15 points. The Giants are next with six, with Philadelphia third with five. Can they keep this up? Come back next week as we finish the offense up with the tight end and offensive line groups.