The Dallas Cowboys need for a top-tier WR is closer than most would like to believe.
Dez Bryant is not the same wide receiver that we have seen in the past. His prime is well behind him, despite what he says on the outside. Stats don’t lie, and he has not been that top talent since the 2014 season.
Bryant wasn’t the only wide receiver that struggled in 2017. Cole Beasley regressed massively from what we saw over the last few seasons. This was the first season that he didn’t set career highs in all his receiving stats. Since joining the Cowboys in 2012, Beasley had beat his previous career highs in receptions, yards, and touchdowns each year. However, this past season, Beasley had his worst season as a pro (stats-wise), since his rookie season.
Terrance Williams was unable to live up to hype either as he had a very mediocre at best season. In 2017, Williams didn’t sniff the endzone. It was the first time in his five-year career, Williams didn’t reach the endzone. His previous career low was three touchdowns in 2015.
On Monday night, we all witnessed a great National Championship between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide. That game showcased a pair of first round picks in Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith and Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley.
Linebacker and wide receiver are high on the Cowboys need list this off-season!
Both players fill a need by the Cowboys. Dallas most likely are guaranteed to take a LB and WR within the first half of the draft this April. Ridley would give the Cowboys that elite option at the Z wide receiver. He would be a nice compliment to Dez over at the X wide receiver spot.
— Kevin Wade (@KwadeSays) January 9, 2018
Calvin Ridley = Julio Jones 2.0. I can't wait to see what this dude does in an actual offense. Kid is a MONSTAR.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) January 9, 2018
Brice Butler was viewed as an option to take over that spot opposite of Dez, but never did so. With the lack of plays by Williams, Dallas must find that option immediately. Ridley would be a great fit, while helping Dallas get more “Dak-friendly” on offense.
Dallas said they want this offense to be more Dak friendly, whatever that means. No one fills that role more than Ridley. He was a dominating option for the Crimson Tide, but will turn 24 this year. Add that to the amount of money the Cowboys have already invested, and it might be difficult to see a first-round pick be a WR.
Would you like to see Dallas go after Ridley in the first, or are you happy with what they have at WR?