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The Best Group of Receivers Since 2006

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Vela mentioned this in one of his blogs...

    "For the first time in his career, Dez Bryant is a certain option heading into a season. With Austin and Witten healthy again, the Cowboys may have their most potent receiving trio since Terrell Owens, Terry Glenn and Witten featured way back in 2006."

    I hadn't really thought about it, but I think he's right.
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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I think its the deepest I've seen for quite awhile looking at the overall group.
  3. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Active Member

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    This could be best offense in franchise history. Dez is going to have best season ever. 90 catches, 1700 yds and 20 TDs
  4. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Yeah, it is deep. Williams really is a talented guy and I like what Harris and Beasley have to offer as well.

    If Williams plays up to his potential and Dez and Austin play well, it is going to be a dizzying display this offense puts on. Plus, with what I sincerely believe is going to be an improved running game and with Dunbar playing Charlie Garner for Callihan, I honestly expect a top flight offense.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Yet we are talking about the Cowboys running the ball more successfully this year behind that improved line. I like the balance and direction Garrett is leading this offense.
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  6. cannonball44

    cannonball44 Stephen Peterman's Campaign Manager

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    That group with Laurent Robinson was pretty formidable.
  7. udas

    udas Active Member

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    I would put this group ahead of the 2006 group, Owens and Glenn were no doubt a great one two punch, but both were at the tailend of their careers. The depth behind them was crayton and hurd, I think there is more upside with williams and beasley. Though have to say Crayton was always an undervalued player. Witten is a bit older, but is still one of the best tes in the league. Gotta like the Hanna Escobar combo better than Fasano.
  8. JPostSam

    JPostSam Well-Known Member

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    points.

    points, points, points, points, points.

    that's all that matters.

    if they get 'em by throwing to the tackles, i won't care.
  9. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Poignant. And true.

    This team could go places...
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Should be way better. I'll go out on a limb and say in the top half of the league which is a fair piece to go.
  11. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Why people continue to put Beasley ahead of Harris just amazes me.
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  12. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    Romos' Passer Rating to Witten + Top 2 WR Targeted

    2006
    Owens 61 of 104 845 9 3 101.6
    Glenn 43 of 70 672 3 5 77.8
    Witten 43 of 58 527 1 1 100.3
    TOTALS: 147 of 232 2044 13 9 94.1

    2007
    Owens 81 of 141 1355 15 9 98.9
    Witten 96 of 141 1145 7 3 100.3
    Crayton 49 of 79 692 7 3 104.0
    TOTALS: 226 of 361 3192 29 15 100.6

    2008
    Owens 56 of 115 905 9 7 76.2
    Witten 74 of 104 896 4 3 98.1
    Crayton 31 of 50 456 4 0 118.4
    TOTALS: 161 of 269 2257 17 10 92.5

    2009
    Witten 94 of 123 1030 2 3 95.9
    Austin 81 of 121 1320 11 2 126.7
    Williams 38 of 86 596 7 1 90.1
    TOTALS: 213 of 330 2946 20 6 105.7

    2011
    Witten 72 of 101 877 5 2 105.9
    Bryant 57 of 92 866 9 3 112.0
    Robinson 53 of 79 853 11 2 132.0
    TOTALS: 182 of 272 2596 25 7 117.5

    2012
    Bryant 92 of 137 1382 12 2 123.2
    Austin 66 of 115 943 6 4 87.0
    Witten 106 of 142 991 2 3 89.3
    TOTALS: 264 of 394 3316 20 9 100.0
  13. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    This. I'm hoping the change in playcallers helps with this as well.
  14. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I really hope Garrett's role is significantly diminished. We've seen what he is as an OC. Middle of the pack. Let him try being a HC.
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  15. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Let's see if:

    Austin can stay healthy
    Dez can be consistent
    Williams lives up to the hype (1 catch?)


    This team has a tendency of hyping up players.
  16. udas

    udas Active Member

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    I do think Harris is a better all around player, but Beasley brings a different dynamic to the offense that Harris cannot. Ive been impressed with how Beasley finds the open holes in the defense and the niche role he plays could be more valuable in certain packages.
  17. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He's white.
  18. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    You're kidding right?
  19. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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