3 positions the Cowboys should focus on in 2023 NFL Draft
2. Wide Receivers
The Cowboys tried to replace Amari Cooper’s production with James Washington, Jalen Tolbert, T.Y. Hilton, and Noah Brown. Those four wide receivers combined for 52 catches on 688 yards on the year.
Add in Michael Gallup as well, who struggled in his first-year post-ACL injury, and Dak Prescott had no big weapons to throw to outside of CeeDee Lamb.
Brown was the most efficient out of the bunch with 555 yards on the season and Hilton was a late add to the roster for a playoff run. Washington and Tolbert were a big disappointment for the Cowboys.
Washington injured his foot in training camp, was out the majority of the season, and then cut after two games. Tolbert had such a big opportunity after being selected in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, yet he was a healthy scratch in nine games. He caught just two balls for 12 yards in his rookie season.
Whether Tolbert shows up in his second year or not, the Cowboys need to add playmakers for Prescott. They can choose to take one in the early rounds; players like Zay Flowers, Rashee Rice, or Josh Downs could really help Dallas on offense.
The Cowboys will likely be taking a wide receiver in the 2023 NFL Draft. If the team is quiet in the wide receiver free agent market, they’ll likely jump on one in the first three rounds.