Training camp is next month so let’s look at five Dallas Cowboys who need to have a strong camp
With the Dallas Cowboys minicamps virtual, training camp is likely to be the only way of proving one’s self before the season starts. For players operating on the fringe, there’s no time to waste once live action begins.
Today we single out a few players who been with the Dallas Cowboys a little while. For whatever reason, they’ve failed to step up. Some have had opportunities and others have not been so fortunate.
Here are five players who need to step up in training camp in order to secure their future on the Dallas Cowboys this season and beyond.
Jon’Vea Johnson, WR
Jon’Vea Johnson, the second year receiver out of Toledo, was nothing short of brilliant last season in Cowboys camp. He ran precision routes, created separation with ease, and produced big plays on a daily basis. Yet, all of that went out the window when he was diagnosed with what doctors call, “the dropsies”.
In preseason action, Jon’Vea dropped multiple routine balls and sealed his fate as a practice squader in 2019 (although Dallas hid him on IR). But one can’t help but dream what could have been, if he’d only found a way to hang onto the darn ball. With any luck we’ll get to see that this season.
Jon’Vea Johnson, son of former NFL receiver, Jason Johnson has elite traits that make him a tantalizing prospect in the NFL. At Toledo he averaged a staggering 20.6 yards per catch. His 4.38 40-time and 6.68 3-cone time make him a big play threat and separation machine.
If Jon’Vea can simply catch the easy balls this preseason, he should be a shoe-in as a top-5 WR on the Dallas Cowboys. That’s how good his other skill set is. If he can’t, he’s likely to miss the cut (I only predict Dallas will keep 5 WRs this year) and his future will be elsewhere.