Dallas Cowboys: 5 free agent WRs to replace Michael Gallup

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Dallas Cowboys search for WR3

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Age: young

Yes, I know I said “free agents” and picking a rookie is cheating. And no, I didn’t forget to pick a specific receiver here. The NFL draft is always littered with viable options, so go ahead and pick one. That’s not to say rookie WRs are “can’t miss” but rather point out they are always cheap and plentiful, regardless of round. Especially if you’re looking for a slot receiver.

Let’s be clear, Dallas drafted CeeDee Lamb to play outside. He may be better in the slot (everyone is) but the expectation is to go outside. With two No. 1 WRs outside, the stage is set in the middle for someone to feast. This builds an ideal scenario for just about any slot receiver to thrive.

Skyy Moore from Western Michigan, Khalil Shakir from Boise State, and Charleston Rambo from Miami are just a few of the middle round picks I happen to adore this draft cycle. All three project as strong inside men in the NFL and all come with the skills I believe would make them Day 1 impact players for the Dallas Cowboys.

The best news: two of the three are outside of The Draft Network’s top-100.

From a team-building perspective, this is exactly what the Cowboys should do whether they sign a veteran WR3 or not. This is a position made for young talent on rookie deals so they might as well think ahead and get the ball rolling.

Who knows, maybe in a year or two Amari Cooper will be gone (hopefully not this year), they should have players in the pipeline ready to keep this aerial attack flying.

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What the Dallas Cowboys should do

Regardless of what route the Dallas Cowboys take at WR3, they should absolutely draft a player they can develop. Whether it’s one of the WRs mentioned above or someone else, it doesn’t really matter. The investment in a mid-to-late WR should be made.

The safest avenue would be to keep Cedrick Wilson if the price is as we expect. That offers savings over re-signing Gallup and gives the Cowboys more leeway to navigate in the future. It also gives Dak one of his favorite targets and rewards a player who’s clearly on the ascent.

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