The worrying disappearance of Cowboys wideout Cedrick Wilson

Cedrick Wilson, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Cedrick Wilson, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

This Dallas Cowboys’ wideout has seen fewer snaps and opportunities

The Dallas Cowboys‘ season has been a disappointment thus far. Fans of America’s Team have witnessed several high-profile injuries and sloppy play through most of the teams’ first nine games. However, during the course of the season, some bright spots have emerged.

Whether it was the promising development of rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb or the recent “turnaround” or defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence this year has proved that even in the darkest times light can emerge. Initially, that seemed to be the case with wide receiver Cedrick Wilson as well. However, after bursting onto the scene against the Seattle Seahawks the third-year wideout has struggled to remain relevant.

Wilson started the season as a bench warmer with little hope of getting meaningful playing time behind a very talented receiving corps. That group was led by the four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper who currently leads the team in receiving yards with 655. It also has the aforementioned CeeDee Lamb who is on pace for nearly 1,000 receiving yards in his rookie campaign.

Standing at 6-foot-2, the former Boise State wideout was drafted in the sixth round in the 2018 NFL Draft. After a relatively quiet start to his career, Wilson finally had his breakout game against the Seahawks. He finished the game with five catches for over 100 yards and two touchdowns.

That performance put him on the radar, but he has since struggled to remain productive. In the five games since that stellar showing, he has only managed to haul in ten catches for an unremarkable 72 yards.

Wilson has the requisite size and speed to become a solid NFL receiver. He showed the potential of that combination against the Seahawks earlier this year. However, that promising flash has been dimmed by his struggles to leave a mark on the field ever since.

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The Dallas Cowboys have one of the most talented receiving corps in the league. But in a season that has been defined by disappointment, the apparent disappearance of Cedrick Wilson from the teams’ offense can certainly be added to that list.