5 wide receivers that grabbed Cowboys attention at NFL Combine

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Leading up to the trade deadline last year, the Dallas Cowboys were trying to make a play for a wide receiver. They were hurting at the position following their poor decision to trade Amari Cooper. While CeeDee Lamb was more than ready to be the No. 1 wideout, the rest of the roster wasn’t up to the task when asked to step up their game.

That’s why it makes sense for them to be keeping an eye on receivers heading into the 2023 NFL Draft. And here, we look at five who should have grabbed their attention at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine.

5 WRs that grabbed the Cowboys attention at the NFL Scouting Combine

Cowboys, 2023 NFL Scouting Combine, Rashee Rice

2023 NFL Scouting Combine, Rashee Rice. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

5. Rashee Rice, SMU

If the Cowboys are interested in a wideout with the ability to track the ball deep and make the contested catch, Rashee Rice could be their guy.

A product of SMU, Rice was solid from day one for the Mustangs but really broke out in 2022. During his senior campaign, he had 96 receptions for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns. He then headed into the NFL Combine and impressed with a 1.49 time in the 10-yard split and a 41-inch vertical jump.

Rice ran a 4.51 in the 40-yard dash, which isn’t elite but it’s quick enough for an NFL wide receiver. But what really makes him a great fit in Dallas is his willingness to get involved in the run game as a blocker.

He stated that being a good blocker allows him to stand out. Considering how much the Cowboys love to run the ball, this is another plus to go along with the athleticism and soft hands he showed off during his drills on Saturday.

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