Dallas Cowboys tougher player to replace: Amari Cooper or Randy Gregory?

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Amari Cooper will be harder for the Dallas Cowboys to replace

Losing Amari Cooper will be more difficult for the Dallas Cowboys to replace due to the overall makeup of the offense. Yes, the team still has Dak Prescott at quarterback, however, the offensive line is still a question mark heading into 2022.

With a long injury history to Tyron Smith, a rookie left guard, questions at center, a first full season for Terence Steele at right tackle, and of course the one dependable player Zack Martin. With the way the offensive line performed at the end of last season and now a reshuffle at some positions and unknowns at others, a revamped wide receiver corps could take a step back.

Speaking to the wide receiver corps, moving CeeDee Lamb outside with Michael Gallup missing games early, will most likely have defenses bracketing Lamb forcing rookie Jalen Tolbert and a group of Simi Fehoko, James Washington, and Noah Brown to pick up the slack.

While the team does look to use Tony Pollard more in the slot, the height and length at the position will be lacking, as will experience. Cooper was the best route runner on the roster, and being on the outside allowed Lamb to be moved around for mismatches.

Without Cooper, the team has one really viable target early in the season in Lamb at wide receiver and Dalton Schultz as the lone known starter at tight end.

It will most likely take more than a few games for the offense to fully come together with these changes across the entire offense. The Cowboys will miss Cooper’s route running and attention-drawing play while Tolbert learns, Gallup heals, and depth is shaken out.

For these reasons, Amari Cooper will be the harder of the two to replace between him and Randy Gregory. It will help if Lamb can be what the Cowboys think he can be, if not, the loss will be magnified