Stock Up: The Wide Receivers
(5). Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb, Tavon Austin, Devin Smith
What a difference a full year makes. The Dallas Cowboys began last season with a gaping hole at wideout following the release of Dez Bryant. Initially ‘replaced’ by Allen Hurns, it wasn’t until a mid-season trade with Oakland that Big D found their answer in Amari Cooper.
One offseason later, the Dallas Cowboys find themselves with an embarrassment of riches at the position. Amari Cooper is still the unquestioned sheriff in town, but Michael Gallup doesn’t seem too far away from his own stardom.
Whether it’s training camp or preseason action, spectacular catches and routes are becoming more and more routine for MG13. The 2019 season looks to be his for the taking, as defenses will spend much more time focusing on Cooper. There should be a chalk-full of optimism surrounding Dallas’s starting two WRs.
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And that’s not even mentioning the prestigious Randall Cobb. The glorified slot-receiver from Green Bay has taken his talents south for 2019, and looks to fill the hole left by Cole Beasley. Early reports seem to be favorable for Cobb, as it is said that he and Dak Prescott are building solid chemistry. If 18 can solidify the top 3 like expected, Kellen Moore and the entire Cowboy offense will have an abundance of options, alignments, and route combinations at their disposal.
Overall, there’s enough reasons to be genuinely excited about these 2019 Dallas Cowboys, faults and all. Stephen Jones has built several positional groups that rank among the league’s best, and there looks to be enough depth in spots where things look a tad shaky.
Time will tell how much stock you should put into these observations, but it’s nonetheless exciting to even be talking about football season again. Feel free to leave a comment below or find me on Twitter and tell me how I did. Let the festivities begin, and go Cowboys!