Ranking the Cowboys’ 4 biggest losses during the 2022 offseason

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Cedrick Wilson, Cowboys
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3. Cedrick Wilson, WR

Although Wilson isn’t a starter like Williams was, he certainly brought a lot of value to the team. Before free agency rumors even began, The Landry Hat made a list of reasons why Cedrick Wilson should be a priority. The Joneses didn’t seem to agree. They let one of the most reliable backups on any NFL roster walk in free agency. We always knew that Wilson had earned himself a more lucrative salary with a breakout 2021 campaign, but we thought the Cowboys would be able to keep him around.

Wilson is also heading to the Miami Dolphins, signing a three-year, $22.8 million deal. Miami was hoping they’d land Cooper but instead picked up Wilson. While there is no denying that Wilson isn’t at the caliber that Cooper is, he certainly isn’t a garbage signing. Wilson is ready to be a No. 2 receiver who gets a high snap count and makes an impact on a roster.

After catching just 22 passes and having no starts in his first three years with Dallas, Wilson took advantage of several injuries throughout the Cowboys’ WR trio to have a stellar 2021 season. The former sixth-round pick started in four games and had 602 yards and six touchdowns in the 16 total games he played. The receiver didn’t look like a backup.

The Boise State product was also willing to fill in wherever needed. According to his official stats, he is five for five on passing with 111 throwing yards and one throwing touchdown. Wilson was well-liked by his head coach, teammates, and others. No longer having him on the wide receiver depth chart may be a problem for Dallas next year.