4 Dallas Cowboys who won’t make the 53-man roster in 2023
By Randy Gurzi
2. Simi Fehoko, WR
In 2021, the Cowboys used a fifth-round pick on Simi Fehoko out of Stanford. He didn’t put up eye-popping numbers during his collegiate career but turned heads when he ran in the low 4.4s during the Scouting Combine, which was impressive for a 6-foot-4, 222-pounder.
As a rookie, he didn’t see the field much at all outside of special teams. That was understandable with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Cedrick Wilson also ahead of him. But with Cooper traded to Cleveland and Gallup rehabbing a torn ACL, Fehoko had a shot at getting more time during the early portion of the 2022 campaign.
He played well in the preseason but it wasn’t enough to put him ahead of Noah Brown on the depth chart. Again, he did very little during the season but did have three receptions for 24 yards following a rookie season with no stats.
Now headed into year three, it will be as tough as ever for Fehoko to make the team. While Brown left to join the Houston Texans, the Cowboys did add Brandin Cooks in a trade with the Texans. They’re also hopeful Gallup will return to form back in the WR3 spot with a full year being removed from his injury.
Dallas is also reluctant to give up on Jalen Tolbert, who they drafted in the third round last season.