Cowboys' 6 Biggest Priorities After 2024 Minicamp

As the Dallas Cowboys prepare for training camp, these 6 priorities should be their primary focus
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5. See who stands out as WR3

Dallas released Michael Gallup this offseason, just two years into his extension. The move had to be made but it also left them with a hole behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks. Of course, the coaching staff would love to see 2022 third-round pick Jalen Tolbert step into the role and succeed but he hasn't done enough to prove he should be handed the job outright.

Tolbert started this past season as the fourth receiver but eventually took snaps away from Gallup. The offense improved when he was out there but that wasn't necessarily due to his contributions. It was rather a byproduct of Dak Prescott being unable to force-feed Gallup.

Even so, Tolbert had 268 yards on 22 receptions which was a vast improvement on his two catches for 12 yards as a rookie. Ideally, he continues to grow and becomes a reliable option but Dallas also needs to see what the rest of the receiving corps can do.

KaVontae Turpin is one player who should be given a shot. Known for his prowess as a return man, Tuprin accomplished a lot with his limited touches on offense. He hauled in 12-of-18 targets for 127 yards with three touchdowns. That included the lone spark in their blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers. In the 42-10 defeat, Turpin caught a 26-yard touchdown pass after running past the 49ers secondary.

Turpin also did damage as a runner with 110 yards and a touchdown on 11 attempts. His speed can change the game in a hurry, so he shouldn't be written off as a candidate for the spot.

Neither should rookie Ryan Flournoy. He's a sixth-round pick from Southeast Missouri State who has been making one play after another in camp. All should get their chances during the season but Dallas needs to figure out who gives them their best weapon as the primary No. 3 receiver.