The Dallas Cowboys boast a great receiving core. Who has impressed you the most?
As expected, the Dallas Cowboys have an electrifying offense. It seems as if it gets better and better every season, and I love it.
One of the questions I had heading into the season; was who would stand out? Many players have done their part. After only a couple of games in the books, which receiver has impressed you so far?
On the last slide, I will run a poll. I am interested to see what everyone has to say about this.
Amari Cooper, WR
Let’s start with the most well-known name and the most established receiver on the team right now. Amari Cooper has enjoyed a successful career thus far. Somehow, he appears to continue playing better.
Since being drafted out of Alabama with the fourth pick at the 2015 NFL Draft, he has made defensive backs look like they are skating. You can say he is one of the best wideouts at the line of scrimmage and one of the best route runners in the league.
This season he is accompanied by great teammates. They force the opposition to take some attention and spread it out. In doing this, more opportunities opened up for him.
As expected, he has put up good numbers. In all four games, he eclipsed 80 receiving yards, with two of them eclipsing 100 yards. His 401 receiving yards so far rank him third in the NFL.
For those that question his hands, Cooper has shown why you shouldn’t. His 37 total catches rank him second in the NFL. Not to mention he is catching 72 percent of the passes thrown his way.
The highlight of his first four weeks came in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons. It was a jaw-dropping one-handed catch for a 58-yard gain.
I doubt he will make plays like that every week, but he doesn’t need to. The separation he makes from the defenders consistently while drawing attention away from the other receivers is what makes him the impact player he is.
Thankfully, the former first-rounder has his stats back up his level of play. Cooper only has one touchdown to his name so far, but I expect that to increase. Especially with the team playing from behind in most games.