Dallas traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns but the decision wasn’t due to lack of production.
Current Cowboys WR depth chart
- CeeDee Lamb
- Michael Gallup
- Noah Brown
- KaVontae Turpin
- Jalen Tilbert
Here is some analysis of the top players:
Wide Receiver 1: CeeDee Lamb
The 2020 first round pick tallied more receiving yards than Cooper in 2021, the only Cowboys player to do so since Cooper was traded to Dallas in 2018.
Lamb even beat out some NFL veterans last season, ranking 16th in receiving yards. This landed Lamb his first pro bowl appearance in only his second season.
With the trajectory the former Oklahoma Sooner was on, he was bound to lead Dallas in receiving yards again as he outgained Cooper by 237 yards last year.
Wide Receiver 2: Michael Gallup
Gallup will be looked upon to take the lion’s share of Cooper’s production, as Lamb had already surpassed Cooper last season.
Gallup has been a constant in Dallas’ offense since being selected in round three of the 2020 NFL Draft. He had a career high in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in 2019.
When Lamb came on the scene in 2020, his production declined.
In 2021, injuries limited him to only nine games. A torn ACL in week 17 ended his season and took him out of postseason action. In March, Jones expressed optimism that Gallup could return to action week one.
Wide Receiver 3: Noah Brown
A 7th round draft pick in 2017, Brown hasn’t seen the field much in his career. He’s started five total games but has appeared in many more.
While the totals are still low, Brown has seen an uptick in his usage and production over the last two seasons.
But Brown’s spot may not be safe as Dallas signed a few undrafted free agent wide receivers to fight for a roster spot heading into 2022/