Wide Receivers
By Brad Adams

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Where they stand:
#19 Miles Austin
#88 Dez Bryant
#81 Laurent Robinson (FA)
#85 Kevin Ogletree (RFA)
#17 Dwayne Harris
#15 Andre Holmes
#86 Raymond Radway
#10 Teddy Williams (Futures Contract)

2011 Review: Who would have thought Laurent Robinson would have been the most productive receiver this season? With 11 touchdowns on just 54 receptions, Robinson burst onto the scene with his exceptional play. If the Cowboys hadn't had him, they might not have even been in playoff contention until the last game. Aside from Robinson, the receivers had a fairly quiet year.
    Miles Austin was hampered by a hamstring injury for a majority of the year, rendering his play ineffective. The biggest play of the year for the receivers may have been the non-catch by Austin in the Giants game at Cowboys Stadium. Whether is was Miles "losing it in the lights" or an overthrow by Tony Romo, that was definitely the biggest non-play of the year.
    Dez Bryant had a pretty good year this past year with 63 catches for 928 yards and nine touchdowns. Even though Bryant's talent is undeniable, his lack of game preparation shows on the field. Multiple times this year, Bryant seemed to run the wrong route causing a Tony Romo pass to hit the grass. I love his intensity and athleticism, but he needs to work harder in the film room and study the playbook more.

Top Free Agents: Wes Welker (NE), Marques Colston (NO), Desean Jackson (PHI), Vincent Jackson (SD), Dwayne Bowe (KC).

Top Draft Prospects: Justin Blackmon (OkState), Michael Floyd (Notre Dame), Alshon Jeffery (S Car), Mohamed Sanu (Rutgers)

What should they do?: First and foremost, the Cowboys have to re-sign Laurent Robinson. You have to pay this guy after the year he had with this team. Robinson has even stated that he would take less money to stay in Dallas. Come on Jerry, make this deal happen. Do not let him walk. With that said, if the Cowboys do let him walk, they'll have to find another "Robinson" in free agency, or use a late draft pick on a receiver, because Ogletree just can't get the job done as the #3.

 


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