3 Dallas Cowboys playing themselves out of a job in 2023 preseason

• An undrafted RB is failing to impress

• Time might be running out for Fehoko

• 2023 draft pick is struggling after strong camp

Aug 12, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Simi Fehoko (81) stiff arms
Aug 12, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Simi Fehoko (81) stiff arms / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Simi Fehoko, WR

After Amari Cooper was traded to the Cleveland Browns, Simi Fehoko had a huge opportunity with the Cowboys. In addition to Cooper being out, Michael Gallup wasn't ready at the beginning of the season and James Washington was lost to an injury in training camp.

That meant Fehoko had a chance to climb the depth chart and get some meaningful snaps. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound wideout was given every chance to secure a spot — and the coaching staff really wanted to see someone with his combination of size and speed on the field.

He was never able to do enough though and was beaten out by Noah Brown. The former seventh-round pick had a breakout season with 43 receptions for 555 yards with three touchdowns. As for Fehoko, he ended up being active for just five games and had three receptions for 24 yards.

This season, the path to the roster is even tougher with Gallup fully healthy plus the addition of Brandin Cooks. On top of that, Jalen Tolbert has proven to be light years ahead of where he was this time last year.

Making matters worse, Fehoko hasn't made a huge impact. He had four receptions in their Week 1 contest against the Jaguars but gained just 27 yards. Then against Seattle, he caught just one of four targets for a loss of two yards. That means he enters Week 3 with five receptions for 25 yards — an average of just five yards per reception.

Unless he has a huge game against the Raiders in their final preseason game, time could be running out on the Stanford product.