Before the Dallas Cowboys kick-off training camp in Oxnard, CA. the team has been getting some much-needed rest. The same could be said for the media covering the team. Coming out of their minicamp practices, we couldn't help but hear about players that are showing that they are ready to make a jump in production based on observations from afar.
Now after some time to reevaluate, there are a few situations that we may have overreacted to a little bit, and we are going to take a look at three of them right now.
1. Jalen Tolbert's ability to make an impact
Last season was a huge disappointment for Tolbert.
The 2022 third-round pick had to deal with a hamstring injury that took him off the field at a pivotal time in the offseason program. From that point on Tolbert was playing catch up both on the field and learning the playbook. This was evident by his burying on the depth chart and the rise of Dennis Houston who became a fan favorite.
Fast forward to this offseason and it has been a very different situation for Tolbert, who's been able to stay healthy and be somewhat of a standout at minicamp, but we can't get too far ahead of ourselves.
Before we can anoint Tolbert, he's going to have to continue that production in training camp when the pads come on and things get a lot more physical. He will also need to produce in the preseason against real NFL competition.
If Tolbert can come out of the gates quickly and give the Cowboys a legitimate third/fourth option at wide receiver, then great. If not then Dallas may have a tough decision to make before the season begins.