4 wide receivers the Dallas Cowboys should target at trade deadline

Dolphins, Cedrick Wilson Jr. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
Dolphins, Cedrick Wilson Jr. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /
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Dolphins, Cedrick Wilson Jr. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) /

2. Cedrick Wilson, Miami Dolphins

When the Cowboys traded Amari Cooper to the Browns, it was beyond frustrating. The one positive that could have come from the move would have been to keep their receiving corps together, which they almost did.

Dallas hit tight end Dalton Schultz with the franchise tag and they extended Michael Gallup. As for Cedrick Wilson, he was the one who got away as he signed a three-year deal with the Miami Dolphins following a breakout campaign where he had 602 yards on 45 receptions with six touchdowns as a WR3/4.

Throughout the 2021 season, he seemed to be the guy who made the chunk plays and was also good for a deep pass as well from time to time.

With the Dolphins, he’s been a non-factor. Miami originally had plans for Wilson but he fell down the depth chart when they unexpectedly added Tyreek Hill in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Through the first seven weeks, he has just four receptions for 40 yards. Dallas knows he’s capable of more and a trade to send him back to the Cowboys would benefit all parties involved. Wilson could see the field more, Dallas would get needed depth, and the Dolphins can free up some cap space and get an extra draft pick.