Where the Cowboys' WR Depth Chart Stands Heading Into Draft

It's almost time for the 2024 NFL Draft. In the meantime, here's a look at how the Dallas Cowboys' WR depth chart is shaping up ahead of this week's festivities.
Unsurprisingly, CeeDee Lamb is the No. 1 WR on the Cowboys' depth chart.
Unsurprisingly, CeeDee Lamb is the No. 1 WR on the Cowboys' depth chart. / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Jalen Tolbert

After an uneventful rookie year, Jalen Tolbert earned a more concrete role with the Cowboys last season. The former 2022 third-round selection saw 36 passes thrown his way across 17 games, turning 22 of those balls into 268 receiving yards and a pair of TDs.

What's encouraging is that Tolbert's play improved as the year went on. He went from having just 71 total receiving yards in the first seven games of the season to finishing with at least 49 yards three times during the final 10 outings. Those aren't mind-blowing numbers, but they do illustrate his ability to make plays now and then.

With Gallup out of town, all eyes are on Tolbert to see what he could do with potentially more targets. He was a Day 2 pick just two years ago for a reason and he might not get a better opportunity to prove his worth than the one that's coming up this fall.

If Tolbert can take another step forward, the Cowboys will be better for it. If not, it'll be interesting to see how his future in the Lone Star State unfolds.

4. KaVontae Turpin

After being named the 2022 USFL MVP, KaVontae Turpin joined the Cowboys on a three-year contract in July 2022. It wound up being a great decision for both sides as Turpin earned a Pro Bowl appearance in his first NFL campaign after returning 29 punts for 303 yards and 21 kicks for another 508 yards.

But instead of being stuck on special teams last year, the Cowboys decided to use Turpin more as an offensive weapon. The former TCU Horned Frog's offensive snap count jumped up from 62 to 140 as he turned 12 of his 18 targets into 127 yards and three TDs while tallying 11 carries for 110 rushing yards and another score.

It's going to be interesting to see how the Cowboys use Turpin going forward. If they add more WR depth through the draft and training camp, I assume he'll revert to more of a special teams role. But if Dallas' wideout group doesn't receive more help, he could enter the preseason as the WR4.