Wide receiver has been a point of contention for the Dallas Cowboys ever since the 2021 season ended. It was expected the receiver room would look different for the upcoming season, and the expectation was the team would rebuild the position.
The Cowboys traded WR Amari Cooper, as expected, and lost WRs Cedrick Wilson and Malik Turner in free agency. The team had hoped to keep Wilson, but he got too expensive. Dallas did manage to keep veteran receiver Noah Brown for another season, and re-signed WR Michael Gallup to long-term deal.
To restock, the Cowboys signed James Washington in free agency and drafted Jalen Tolbert in the third round. In addition, the Cowboys added four undrafted free agent WRs to the fold to try and find a hidden gem. How have things progressed since April?
In the first padded practice of training camp, Washington went down with an injury that will sideline him for 6-10 weeks. With Gallup still out rehabbing his knee injury, the proven receiving options are dwindling and the Cowboys need some WRs to step up. That appears to be happening.
Here is some receiver buzz coming out of the camp since Washington’s injury forced the team to take a long look at other options.