Dallas Cowboys Training Camp: Top-5 position battles to watch in 2020

Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)
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Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images) /

There’s no shortage of great training camp battles for the Dallas Cowboys here in 2020

Assuming training camp starts at some point and the media is privy to the goings on at the Star in Frisco, the Dallas Cowboys are going to have some significant and entertaining positional battles on their hands.

For a team that’s expecting to compete in the postseason, battles are often a rarity. The Dallas Cowboys are fortunate to have multiple highly skilled players in their competitions. That’s important for team built to compete now, and it’s a great thing for fans wanting to see some high-end competition at some of the more vital spots.

Here are the top-5 Dallas Cowboys training camp battles, listed in reverse order of importance

Dallas Cowboys Battle No. 5: WR4

Primary Competition: Jon’Vea Johnson. Devin Smith, Cedrick Wilson

The least important battle of the five, but possibly the most entertaining, could be the battle for the fourth receiver position. The top-3 WR spots all but guaranteed to be Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb, but after that the waters get really murky, really fast at WR4.

With no established player on the roster, WR4 promises to be a wide-open battle in camp. And with the Dallas Cowboys playing a ton of 11-personnel and possibly only keeping five total receivers on their “main” 53-man roster (rosters expanded to 55 on game day but those won’t be permanent positions all week/year), that WR4 will play a big part in offering depth to the starting three.

The tricky thing to consider is the best man may not win. That’s because the Dallas Cowboys need a couple things from their WR4 and WR5 this season: they need a guy with speed and they need a guy with versatility.

If someone can play all three spots, he’s got a leg up in the competition (Cedrick Wilson and Jon’Vea Johnson) If someone has deep speed he’s got an advantage (Devin Smith and again, Jon’Vea). Size is also always a factor on this team, as is ability to play coverage on special teams and kick/punt return ability.

WR4 isn’t a starting gig, but it’s a fun battle to watch and will offer plenty of opportunities on game day.