Cowboys Position Battle: Jalen Tolbert vs Simi Fehoko for WR4

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Simi Fehoko 

A fifth-round draft selection in 2021. Fehoko has seen very little action since being drafted. Injuries have played a factor in that, as he was placed on IR in October but returned later in the season. 

Like Tolbert, Fehoko has not seen much action and, per PFF, played just 134 total snaps in his first two seasons, with 90 of those snaps on special teams. 

A skill player taken in day three will likely see the majority of the action early on special teams. However, in the NFL, injuries will happen; opportunities will rise, and chances to step up will come in. 

Fehoko has yet to show the impact he can make on offense, with just three receptions for 24 yards and zero touchdowns. He most certainly looks the part of a wide receiver at 6’3” and 220 lbs, but can he produce like one when called upon? 

The former Stanford Cardinal will hope to stay healthy this season and see more action when his name is called upon. At some point, Fehoko hopes to be more than just a special teamer and contribute more offensively. 

Which player is facing more pressure?

While both have much to prove in 2023, Tolbert is expected to contribute more when considering how high he was drafted. A player taken on day three of the draft will rarely see his name thrown in the fire.

Media and fans rarely mention Fehoko, but the expectations are much different when it comes to Tolbert. Fehoko has shown he can at least contribute to special teams. However, Tolbert overall had a disappointing rookie season and wants nothing more than to prove to fans and critics why the Cowboys invested in him. 

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