4. Depth at Wideout
For Cowboys fans, the sky was falling when the team traded their top receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns for pennies. The Cowboys’ new No. 2 receiver, Michael Gallup, is out recovering from an ACL injury, and their top free agent receiver James Washington is out with a broken foot.
But after seeing how these receivers have practiced and worked in the preseason, there is reason to feel encouraged about their progress and the passing game going forward. While the backup quarterback play wasn’t great, the receivers did a nice job of getting open and making plays when given a real chance.
Things will be better for these young receivers once they are given the chance to play with starter Dak Prescott.
Semi Fehoko, T.J. Vasher, Jalen Tolbert, and Dennis Houston will all get more chances to prove that what they’ve been doing in practice translates to the football field in live games. If they continue to get better, they will give the Cowboys a nice little depth chart going forward with CeeDee Lamb, Noah Brown, and the eventual returns of Gallup and Washington.