Cowboys Wide Receiver Corps

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  1. Jumbo075

    Jumbo075 Well-Known Member

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    • Tavon Austin - 28 years old
    • Noah Brown - 23 years old
    • Amari Cooper - 24 years old
    • Michael Gallup - 23 years old
    • Allen Hurns - 27 years old
    • Lance Lenoir - 24 years old
    • Devin Smith - 27 years old
    • Cedrick Wilson, Jr. - 23 years old
    The Cowboys have two legitimate young starters in Cooper and Gallup. Cooper's impact on the Cowboys success last season speaks for itself, and no one should be mourning the loss of the Cowboys 1st round pick. There isn't a wide receiver in this draft class better than Cooper. Gallup's rookie numbers would have been even better if Dak hadn't made some poor throws when Gallup was wide open.

    At the slot, Beasley wisely took the money and went to Buffalo. But the Cowboys have options to replace him. First off, with Witten returning, Beasley's importance to the offense as a check down option is reduced. Most likely, Austin will compete with Hurns for the 3rd wide receiver slot. But another option is to put Cooper in the slot, and play with Gallup and Wilson on the outside. Wilson's rookie season was cut short by a training camp injury. But he was among the most productive college receivers in 2017, and could surprise a lot of us.

    The bigger issue, which was not solved with the acquisition of Cooper last year, is finding out who can replace the red zone presence the Cowboys lost when they cut Dez Bryant last year. The Cowboys don't have a red zone threat in their WR corps. Beasley's quickness allowed him to be somewhat of a threat, but the Cowboys new offensive coordinator is going to have to use a better scheme in the red zone to get the Cowboys receivers open.

    Noah Brown has shown to be a good option in the running game, as he is a decent blocker and will make some catches also. The Cowboys other Ohio State receiver is Devin Smith, a former 2nd round pick coming off of two ACL injuries on the same knee. If Smith can revive his career in Dallas, and get past his early career injuries, who's to know what he might provide. Finally, Lance Lenoir has proven to be a valuable player for depth, who can bounce back and forth from the practice squad if injuries to other receivers occur.

    The Cowboys typically take 10-12 wide receivers to training camp, so expect them to add a couple more free agent receivers, or perhaps take a late round flyer on a player who falls in the draft. It would be nice to have a more dangerous red zone threat, but this group is faster overall than the trio of Bryant, Williams and Beasley who played 5 years together with the Cowboys. The other red zone option is that maybe with Frederick coming back, the Cowboys line will once again impose their will on other teams, and they will just run the ball in, like the Cowboys used to do with Emmitt Smith.
     
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  2. glimmerman

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    Wondering if we won’t have a injury settlement with Hurns..
     
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  3. Jumbo075

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    Not unless he gets injured again. The Cowboys CHOSE to pick up his 2nd year option. If they didn't want him on the team, they would simply have let his contract expire at 4:00 pm on March 13th.
     
  4. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Today's Winner Of The Internet

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    Dont be shocked if they add someone between rounds 3-5 either to compete with Wilson and Brown for positioning in the depth chart. Austin right now is short term, and both Wilson and Brown are unproven as recieving threats.

    They have already seemed to showed some interest in Penny Hart and Stanley Morgan JR.
     
  5. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Today's Winner Of The Internet

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    They can cut him with no cap hit during training camp. He wont be guarenteed until after week 1. Hurns isnt a lock to make the 53. And in fact considering the cap hit, may be a long shot. They are probably bringing him in as insurance
     
  6. glimmerman

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    That was a hard injury for a WR to come back from. It looked gruesome. I heard he is already working out.
     
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  7. Jumbo075

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    The Cowboys top needs (in no particular order) are Defensive Line, Safety, Tight End and Running Back. I won't ever be shocked by the Cowboys choosing the best player on their board, but I think their focus, especially considering they spent their 1st round pick on Cooper, will be elsewhere. Randy Gregory's relapse has put them in an awkward position, and the Defensive Line may get more focus.
     
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  8. GMO415

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    Austin will be injured in the 1st quarter of the first game. Hurns will own the slot.
     
  9. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if they are resigning Rod at RB. We signed our FB so Moore might have plans to use him this year. They aren’t worried about TE but I can’t see how they aren’t more concerned about D-Line.
     
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  10. Jumbo075

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    Cooper is a better solution at the slot, if the Cowboys can find a legitimate threat to play outside in 3 receiver sets.
     
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  11. glimmerman

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    Yeah I am not counting on Austin staying healthy.
     
  12. darthseinfeld

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    Cowboys are almost always going to draft value over need, especially high. Especially if you look at our recent history of drafting need over value (Charlton). They seem to factor both in, but give a large slant to value. Saying that, they way the draft looks, DE, S, or TE will likely be their best value in the 2nd.

    I think Smith is 3rd off the board at TE, and if he happens to fall to 58, I think he is the guy. I think he would be there best value at that spot. If not they should have a selection of highly rated DE's and Safeties to pick from. Right now, Smith is the only TE I can see being at the top of there board when 58 comes. The Iowa twins will be gone. And while there will be a few TE's wortg that pick left, none will likely be top value, and a couple of them will probably be left for them in the 3rd
     
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  13. percyhoward

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    Anything you'd get in the intermediate range from Witten, Austin, or Hurns (assuming he's still on the team) would be gravy. If any of those three becomes a consistent threat beyond 10 yards, then Moore really is a football wizard.

    Target 10-19 yards, 2018
    Beasley 16 of 19 (84%) 242 yd 12.7 ypa 1 td 0 int 136.2
    Cooper 13 of 20 (65%) 218 yd 10.9 ypa 1 td 1 int 97.5
    others 38 of 76 (50%) 545 yd 7.2 ypa 5 td 5 int 68.1
     
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  14. davey999

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    Cooper, Gallup, and a bunch of scrubs...
     
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  15. Silly

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    I think they almost had to let Hurns try and comeback this year. If you do not stand by your injured players, then the players will not respect the organization.
     
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  16. charron

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    We have 8 wr's. 2 are legit, 3 are injury concerns, 1 good blocker, 1 practice squad warrior, and 1 stashed on IR cause he also couldn't make the 53 last year.
     
  17. Aven8

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    Cooper at only 24. What a trade folks!!!!!
     
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  18. America's Cowboy

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    I mostly like this receivers group. Wish.they had kept T-Will or brought him back cheap. He could have been more beneficial as a backup than Allen Hurns, Noah Brown, Lance Lenoir or Devin Smith.
     
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  19. Mr_437

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    Intermediate is going to be Coop n Gallup range...KM should use Jarwin for the deeper routes and not hesitate to have #82 stand on the sideline.
     
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  20. Risen Star

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    That about sums it up.
     
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