Of all areas on the Dallas Cowboys roster heading into training camp, wide receiver is among the strongest. The franchise was already looking fairly comfortable following last season, but then it took another step in the right direction during the 2013 NFL draft in late April.
Pass catchers will not be a problem for quarterback Tony Romo. Dallas might be deep enough to survive an injury or two over the course of the coming season. Injuries ended up hurting the entire roster in 2012 and eventually proved fatal even at the wide receiver position in the season finale at Washington.
The Cowboys will boast veteran leadership, talent and an intriguing corps of youngsters who, in some cases, will have the opportunity to play for the first time this season despite having arrived in Dallas prior to last year.
I'm assuming that the Cowboys carry six wideouts on the active roster—I'd be surprised to see seven.
A looming question yet to be answered is how offensive coordinator Bill Callahan approaches play-calling. He's handled this gig before in both the NFL and college ranks. The belief is that he will bring more balance than the ridiculous passing circus that head coach Jason Garrett has run for too many years.
For now, here's the top six receivers that, if healthy, should make the roster with no problem. It appears that the Cowboys will take at least 11 to training camp.
Should the injury bug strike Dallas at training camp, then all bets are off.