There was talk about the Cowboys receivers moving around and playing all positions this year, something OC Kellen Moore said he didn’t get to install last year because of limited practice time.
Last season, Michael Gallup was stuck as the X receiver, with CeeDee Lamb as the primary slot and Amari Cooper as the flanker.
Things are changing this year.
In the Cowboys’ first preseason game, what they’ve been doing during camp came to fruition.
Michael Gallup lined up in the slot on 63% of his snaps with the first team (7 of 11 snaps) – something that we haven’t seen any of last year, while CeeDee Lamb ran almost exclusively on the outside.
With the three WRs playing interchangeable roles, expect the targets to be slightly more distributed between the three.
Amari and CeeDee should remain the two alphas, but we can’t underestimate Gallup and his separation and contested catch ability in this offense.
With the Cowboys running the most plays in the NFL, as well as the most passing plays, there is a lot of room for all three WRs to shine.
Gallup was playing the toughest position of the three last year, and now he’ll benefit from easier coverage.
A lot of mouths to feed, but this is the offense to be able to sustain them.