The NFL evolved into a high-volume passing league a long time ago, and the Dallas Cowboys became one of the NFL’s best beneficiaries with its aerial attack and high scoring offenses. Of course, the key to a successful passing attack is featuring a dominant WR1 followed with a strong supporting cast of receivers, tight ends, and running backs.
In other words, teams better have a versatile collection of sure handed pass catchers that has a knack for finding the end zone if they want to have a fighting chance in today’s NFL.
From 2006 to now, the Cowboys have had some great receivers like Hall of Famer Terrell Owens, the late Terry Glenn, Miles Austin, future Hall of Famer Jason Witten, Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Cedrick Wilson, and Michael Gallup. Certainly not a shortage of play makers.
This season the Dallas Cowboys wisely traded for speedy wide receiver Brandin Cooks to boost its receiving unit. Cooks is upgrade from the aging but reliable T.Y. Hilton, a wideout the Cowboys signed at the tail end of the 2022 season.
The Dallas Cowboys upgraded their receiving corps when they traded for Brandin Cooks, but the Cowboys still need another competent receiver to become a formidable foe.
After trading for Cooks and defensive back Stephon Gilmore this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys addressed all of its other needs in the NFL draft. But Dallas felt so secure in their wide receivers that they drafted Jalen Brooks out of South Carolina in the seventh round.
So, on paper this team looks completely different from last season in terms of the play makers they have added; however, the Dallas Cowboys still need to add another receiver to the mix if they want to be at the top of the food chain in the NFL.