Ranking the Dallas Cowboys top 3 wide receivers in 2021

Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb #88 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb #88 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup (13) Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Cowboys arguably have one of the best wide receiving cores in the NFL. Dallas has done a solid job at giving their franchise quarterback Dak Prescott some weapons.

In 2018, the Cowboys drafted wide receiver Michael Gallup out of Colorado State in the third round of the NFL draft. Then, in the middle of the season, Dallas traded a first-round pick for Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders (now known as the Las Vegas Raiders).

However, America’s Team wasn’t done adding to their already strong receiving group. They decided to add superstar wide receiver CeeDee Lamb out of Oklahoma with the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

Now, Prescott finds himself with plenty of elite pass catchers to throw to with Cooper, Gallup and Lamb at the forefront of that group. Each receiver has their own skill set that allows them to fit perfectly in this offense. Cooper excels at route-running, Gallup with his deep threat abilities and Lamb with his catch and run skills.

The full list of the Dallas Cowboys wide receiving depth chart can be seen on espn.com. Now, let’s rank these three Cowboys’ receivers based on their importance to this offense.

1. Amari Cooper (WR)

Since the Cowboys acquired Cooper from the Raiders in 2018, he has likely been a top 10 wide receiver in the league. In 41 career games with the Dallas Cowboys, he has 224 catches for 3,028 yards and 19 touchdowns.

A majority of those catches, yards and touchdowns are from quarterback Dak Prescott. As a result, it’s safe to assume that his connection with Prescott is off the charts.

The four-time Pro Bowler is undoubtedly Dallas’ best receiver. He has led the team in receiving yards the past three seasons. Even last season with four different quarterbacks, (Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton, Ben DiNucci, Garrett Gilbert) Cooper was still able to eclipse 1000 receiving yards and a career-high 92 receptions.

With Prescott coming back to the Cowboys’ offense in 2021, Cooper should greatly benefit from his return. Furthermore, any lingering injuries that the former Alabama star had in 2020 are in the past. After his successful ankle surgery in the offseason, he will be ready to assume the role of Dallas’s best wide receiver.