Wide Receiver a Position of Strength for Dallas Cowboys, Or Is It?

Jabber HeadSenior Analyst IJune 14, 2010

With organized team activities and the mandatory mini-camp completed, there has been a lot of talk about the Cowboys of late. How good can they be in 2010? Can they improve on that one playoff victory last season?

Another area that has generated a lot of talk lately is the wide receiver position. Roy Williams will be back again to try to save face for Jerry Jones. The Cowboys moved up a few slots to take Dez Bryant in the first round of the draft. That draft pick prompted both Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd to say they wanted to be traded, but both have since recanted.

We want to see more from Mr. Ogletree and Mr. Holley.

On the surface, it looks like the wide receiver position is one of strength for the Cowboys this season. But, is it really?

It is easy for any true fan to certainly see the awesome possibilities with this year's WR group. But, I submit the following points as evidence that the Dallas wide receivers still have a lot of questions that fans hope all turn into positive answers.

Here are my concerns:

*It can be argued that Miles Austin is the true No. 1 receiver on the team. He had a tremendous season in 2009, and finally signed his first and third-round tender last week while still hoping for a long-term contract.

He made the Pro Bowl last season and looks like the real deal. However, let's all remember that, before his break-out year in '09, he was very injury prone for all the other seasons he's been in Dallas. We can only hope he remains healthy again this year.

*Roy Williams still exhibits all the confidence in the world in himself, and JJ has declared him a starter for 2010, despite the belief by many that Williams should not rank any higher than third-best receiver on the Cowboys roster.


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