Dallas Cowboys: 3 whose stock rose Week 5, and 2 who fell

Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
3 of 5
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Dallas Cowboys Stock Up: WR, Cedrick Wilson

It’s not that Cedrick Wilson did something truly crazy during Sunday’s game against the Giants (though his fourth-quarter grab along the sideline was fantastic). What he has done over these past four weeks though, has been invaluable to the Cowboys.

With wide receiver Michael Gallup still sidelined by the calf injury he sustained during week one’s loss to the Bucs, Wilson has filled in very admirably as the team’s third wideout. Considering how important Gallup is to the Dallas offense, the fact that Wilson has mostly made his absence an afterthought has been huge.

After six games Wilson needs just 64 receiving yards to eclipse his career-high. He’s not doing anything remarkable, but he has been a steady and reliable presence in each game he’s been in. He’s also a true threat with the ball in his hands and has yet to drop a pass. Oh, and he’s also still providing the Cowboys with some quality reps over on special teams too.

Wilson is a former high school quarterback and has a diverse skillset that allows Dallas to use him in some unique packages. This season alone Wilson has already; caught a pass, completed a pass, returned a punt, made a tackle, and rushed the football. It’s a cliché, but Cedrick Wilson truly is a football player in all senses of the word and he adds something to this team in every phase of the game.

Even if he isn’t posting eye-popping stat lines week after week, he’s stepped up big time for the Cowboys. Once Gallup returns from injury, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore should still find ways for Wilson to contribute because he can be a big weapon in this Dallas’ offense.