The Dallas Cowboys lost Randall Cobb in free agency but can add one of these five wide receiver prospects later in the 2020 NFL Draft to fill the void.
This offseason, the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in a familiar situation — needing a wide receiver. At least it’s not the desperation they were feeling in 2018 after releasing Dez Bryant without a No. 1 target on the roster, but more like 2019 when they lost Cole Beasley.
Last season, Beasley — their long-tenured slot receiver — left for the Buffalo Bills. Dallas did well in replacing him with Randall Cobb who had 55 receptions for 828 yards and three touchdowns. He did so well in that role that the Houston Texans swooped in and gave him a pretty sizable contract that Dallas was never going to match.
So now, they are again looking for a third receiver to pair with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, who each hit 1,000-yards receiving last season. Dallas could go the free agency route still and rumors had them interested in Emmanuel Sanders, who ended up landing with the New Orleans Saints on a two-year, $16 million deal.
Sanders would have been a phenomenal addition to the team but that was simply too much to pay for a third receiver, especially after giving Cooper $20 million per year just days before.
That means the most likely scenario for Dallas adding their third wideout is going to be in the 2020 NFL Draft. And with holes all over the roster, there’s not much chance they’re going to be using a first-round pick on a receiver.
With all that being said, here are five names to keep an eye on as the Dallas Cowboys look for a replacement for Randall Cobb.