The Dallas Cowboys may be severely lacking wide receivers in the 2022 season.
After sustaining a foot fracture in training camp, James Washington will likely miss six to ten weeks. Even with a quick recovery, Washington could be out of the Sunday Night Football season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Additionally, Michael Gallup will not be playing Week 1 because he is still recovering from injuries to his ACL and MCL that he sustained late last season.
Jerry Jones said that despite the injuries, there is no urgency to add another wide receiver.
Jones replied, “Not at all,” when Jones was asked about the pressure Jones felt to find outside help for the position. Let’s give these young receivers the incentive they need.
Cowboys fans don’t like his response.
Lmao no urgency ?! Went from top 3 receiving corps to bottom 3 and there’s not a little bit of urgency ? I’m so sick of the Jones family man https://t.co/muOfPtHcv3
— Dan (@DannnnnyP) August 2, 2022
Last season, the Cowboys had a stacked wide receiver position. However, they saw Cedrick Wilson Jr. join the Miami Dolphins and traded Amari Cooper, a four-time Pro Bowler, to make room in their cap.
Jones could be replaced by Noah Brown, or Jalen Tolbert, a third-round selection.
These comments do not necessarily mean Jones will not act this summer. Jones could be simply trying to motivate his players, while quietly looking for an upgrade.
Maybe he wants to give others a chance before making a move.
If Gallup or Washington aren’t available, however, the Cowboys may need some reinforcements from outside.