August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jamar Newsome (84) looks on in the second half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

WR Profile and Projection: Dallas Cowboy Jamar Newsome

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With only a month to go until the NFL Draft, it seems like a good time to review the roster and assess the WR situation. Miles Austin’s departure leaves the Cowboys in an interesting position heading into the 2014.

Today we continue daily profiles of the Dallas Cowboys’ WR unit. In the end we hope to answer the following questions:

Do the Cowboys need to bring in a reliable veteran to fill Miles Austin’s shoes? Is Terrance Williams able to fill Austin’s shoes as the #2 WR? If Dez Bryant is lost to injury will the Cowboys be able to survive? Who on the current roster is most likely to breakout in 2014?

Look for those answers next week. We will start at the top of the depth chart and move down as the week progresses. Today we take a look at Jamar Newsome.

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 200

Age: 26

NFL Seasons: 2

2013 Receiving Statistics: none

Jamar Newsome is a third-year man out of Central Florida. 2014 is likely his last chance at establishing an NFL career that has yet to take off. Newsome has seen the field the past two seasons as a Chief and a Jaguar. In that time he has corralled 5 catches for 73 yards and zero touchdowns.

Jamar joined the Cowboys’ practice squad last season at the expense of underachieving draft selection, Danny Coale. Newsome has 4.46 speed and an average sized frame. He has the ability to play any of the 3 receiver spots which is a valuable skill on this team.  He will need to flash some playmaking skills in camp if he wants to stick with the team in the regular season.

Expect a wide open competition on the Cowboys for the last WR spot. Newsome is in the mix but with limited potential, he will need to be a consistent performer to stand out.

2014 Projection: Likely Training Camp Casualty

Next Up Tomorrow: Review and Analysis of the WR situation in Dallas

 

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Dez Bryant

Terrance Williams

Dwyane Harris

 

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