3 things we learned during Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard

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2. Dallas has some young talent at receiver

After sending Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns, Dallas was announcing to the world that they believed CeeDee Lamb was ready to be the alpha in their wide receivers room. As expected, Lamb showed no signs of this being too much for him as he continually turned in one solid practice after another.

As good as he’s been, there has to be some concern about the position as a whole since Michael Gallup isn’t expected to be ready anytime soon following a torn ACL suffered at the end of last season. They also won’t have James Washington for some time after he fractured his foot in camp.

With those two veterans out, the Cowboys will be leaning on guys such as Jalen Tolbert and Noah Brown. But they shouldn’t get too comfortable because there are some young players hungry for a role.

Dennis Houston came out of nowhere to become a favorite target for Dak Prescott during camp. There was also T.J. Vasher who hauled in the best reception during the team’s time in Oxnard.

Before Houston and Vasher broke out during camp, UDFA Ty Fryfogle was also getting some attention during minicamps. He fell to the wayside due to the performance of his teammates who had no problem stealing the show.

The preseason should give the coaching staff a better idea of how these wideouts will fare against opposing defenses but if they continue to step up, they should feel good about their chances while waiting on Gallup and Washinton to heal up.