Some key members of the Dallas Cowboys left the team this offseason as they were unable to retain Randy Gregory or Cedrick Wilson in free agency. They also traded Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns and waived Blake Jarwin due to continued injury issues.
With those voids needing to be filled, there are several options that the coaching staff could lean on. With a bunch of position moves this offseason, there are several depth players who have a real chance to make their marks in 2022. Let’s take a look at some of those players.
4 under the radar players who could steal a spot on the Cowboys roster
4. Simi Fehoko, WR
Last year, the Cowboys picked up Stanford wide receiver Simi Fehoko in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. At 6-4 and 222 pounds, he provided them with a big-bodied target but he was also intriguing due to his speed.
Fehoko ran an unofficial 4.37-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, making him a developmental project with a high upside. As a rookie, he appeared in just five games and recorded no statistics which is why he enters this season as an under-the-radar player.
With Cooper now in Cleveland and Cedrick Wilson in Miami — not to mention Michael Gallup recovering from a torn ACL — the attention has been on CeeDee Lamb and rookie Jalen Tolbert. There’s also some talk about James Washington and whether or not he can step up now that he’s gotten a fresh start.
What no one is talking about is the possibility of Fehoko making strides in year two, in fact, there are even projections out there that he won’t make the team.
It would be a surprise to see him cut considering not only the lack of depth at receiver but also the injury that Gallup is recovering from. Even Washington is battling a foot injury, meaning Fehoko should get his chance and he has the talent to make the most of it.