6 low-key options for Cowboys that are flying under the radar in the draft
By Randy Gurzi
Cowboys low-key option No. 1: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss
Last season, the Cowboys lost Cedrick Wilson in free agency and then traded Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns. That was a lot of talent leaving the wide receiver corps and the offense struggled.
Thankfully, they should be better in 2023 thanks to the arrival of Brandin Cooks who was added in a trade with the Houston Texans. However, even with Cooks, the Cowboys need more depth at the position.
Currently, Cooks is the No. 2 option at wideout across from CeeDee Lamb. Michael Gallup should be better as the No. 3 receiver but behind him, there are more questions than answers. Dallas hopes Jalen Tolbert can rebound from a frustrating rookie campaign but if not, they won't be able to rely on Noah Brown as they did in 2022, since he headed to Houston with Dalton Schultz.
That means Dallas should be willing to add another wideout in the 2023 NFL Draft. Big-name receivers such as Quentin Johnston, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Jalin Hyatt have all visited with the team but they would surely be Round 1 picks — and Johnston is very unlikely to be there at 26.
Should Dallas decide to address another position and wait, they could potentially land Jonathan Mingo from Ole MIss.
Built like a prototypical receiver at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, Mingo is a technician on the field. He shines in the slot, which isn't normal for such a large wideout, and he's hard to bring down due to his frame.
Even so, he's not getting the love he deserves mainly due to a lack of deep speed and minimal career production.
That could play right into the Cowboys hands since a very talented wideout could fall to them on Day 2.