Cowboys admit WR committee was a mistake, hope Cooper is a No. 1

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The committee is no more. At least that’s what the Dallas Cowboys hope their acquisition of wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders will nfl jerseys china nike

When the Cowboys were unable to land Sammy Watkins in free agency in March and released Dez Bryant in April, the team made a decision to go with a committee of receivers to get the job done.

Their belief in the committee lasted seven games.3

The Cowboys aren't giving up a first-round pick for Cooper to be part of a committee. The Cowboys hope he develops into a Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Terrell Owens or Michael Irvin, who served as the Cowboys’ No. 1 receivers for the bulk of Jerry Jones’ tenure as owner and general manager.

The Cowboys had hoped Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, Tavon Austin and Michael Gallup would be enough to make up for the absence of Bryant. Beasley is the only receiver with more than 13 catches this season, leading the Cowboys with 33 receptions for 350 yards and two nfl jerseys cheap china

Williams is on injured reserve -- and suspended -- because of a foot injury. Hurns had his best game of the season Sunday against the Washington Redskins but has 13 catches for 158 yards and a touchdown. Thompson has not made an impact and struggled making contested catches. Austin is out for multiple weeks with a groin injury but is not an every-down receiver.

Gallup has shown the most promise, with a 49-yard touchdown against Washington, but he is prone to rookie mistakes.

When Jones arrived in 1989, he had Irvin already on his roster and saw him develop into the heartbeat of the Cowboys’ Super Bowl teams of the 1990s and a Hall of Famer.

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