Cowboys receivers want to “prove the world wrong”

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Even before the Cowboys released Dez Bryant, there weren’t too many people predicting big things for the Dallas receiving corps in 2018.

Tight end Jason Witten’s retirement didn’t do anything to change that, but the receivers left on the Cowboys roster are pushing back against the negative outlook. Wide receiver Allen Hurns said the team will benefit from every member of the group, which also includes Deonte Thompson, Cole Beasley, Tavon Austin, Michael Gallup, Cedrick Wilson, Terrance Williams and Noah Brown, having something to prove.

Thompson outlined just what the group hopes to prove.

“I’m excited to be in a group of guys who are hungry and want to prove the world wrong,” Thompson said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t really have too much social media stuff, so I barely hear it, but we know what they say. But we’ll be having this discussion in November, and it will be totally different.”

The response is what most would expect from players with pride in their games and we’ll likely hear similar musings in the months leading up to the start of the regular season. That’s when there will be an actual determination about how Dallas’ plan at receiver has worked out.

20 responses to “Cowboys receivers want to “prove the world wrong”

  1. It actually seems like a pretty nice core of receivers. A lot more speed than they had last year.

  2. Deonte Thompson was Buffalo’s best WR last year, oddly. I was upset to see him go but happy he is on a team like the Cowboys where he can hopefully get the attention he deserves #GoBills #LetsGoBuffalo

  3. They do not look that bad to me. You got deep threats(hurns,williams,austin) , chain movers Beasley,Thompson and a running game with a mobile qb. Don’t sleep on them! Sincerely an Eagles Fan.

  4. Looks like a pretty solid receiving core who will be competitive, well if they can overcome their coaching staff.

  5. The ONLY concern I have is if the offense will utilize routes that tailor to the strengths of what the receivers do well, and diversify the playbook, versus trying to tailor the receviers to the system that currently is in place, that needs a major tune-up. Only time will tell.

  6. I think the receivers will be just fine especially without Dez’s distractions.
    The Truth, I heard the Eagles website is operational again, maybe that is where you are.

  7. Gimme a break. We heard the same thing from the Seahawks receivers a few years ago. You are in the NFL that means you are not hot garbage. These players need to stop listening to the ex WR’s on TV and just go play. Running good routes and not calling for PI after every play makes you a good receiver in this league. You just need a QB that can get the ball to them to actually see that they are good, and Dallas has one.

  8. With dez gone I think this will open up the route tree. Not one of these guys is guaranteed to make the team.. pure performance based and now there is actually some speed on the roster

  9. Cowboys receivers want to “prove the world wrong”

    That is the most overused cliche in sports. Most of the world doesn’t even care about American football, let alone the receiving corp of a team in Dallas. Heck, most people on PFT even care about the the WRs on the Cowboys. Who is Deonte Thompson and what has he done in the league again?

  10. Before last year everyone was saying Dez is regressing and Witten is getting too old. Now that they’re gone and replaced with younger players, they’re all the sudden irreplaceable? It’s the same thing everywhere. Everyone sucks…until they’re gone! And I’m an Eagles fan!

  11. krm62015 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 10:42 am
    Gimme a break. We heard the same thing from the Seahawks receivers a few years ago. You are in the NFL that means you are not hot garbage. These players need to stop listening to the ex WR’s on TV and just go play. Running good routes and not calling for PI after every play makes you a good receiver in this league. You just need a QB that can get the ball to them to actually see that they are good, and Dallas has one.

    //////////////////////////////////

    Dallas has one what?

  12. The Cowboys are looking to shed the “mediocre” label and this group of receivers is good enough to help with that.

  13. A committee approach should work fine for Dallas until someone steps up and becomes the typical #1 wideout. Williams messed up with the arrest and who knows about his foot injury. If these guys can run crisp routes, get open and beat coverage, then they could surprise. Picking up another veteran WR might take up the slack for Williams’ antics. TE is a major concern too. Swaim is capable and Gathers is untested so we shall see what shakes out there. Not so sure about Austin other than the return game and reverses and gadget plays. And the key is Dak, who needs to work on his accuracy and the deep ball. Play calling and halftime adjustments need to be worked on by Garrett and Linehan also. Suspensions and major injuries have plagued Dallas for years now, time to clean that up.

  14. I keep hearing double standards over the course of years & offseasons

    Coaching/th lack thereof, regression of players & a 2nd yr-4th rounder who’s underrated

    Defenses capitalized on Witten aging, Dez’s limitations & decline, & coaches predictability

    Dak owned responsibility, Dez blamed tendinitis, coaches made many changes, Written retires

    Personnel failed the cowboys all the way round,,,,,, 2nd half adjustment,,,,, not having players prepared, (especially your franchise Qb),,,,,,etc

    Now with more speed, better route runners, & in my personal opinion Dez & Written both held back much needed development of the younger receivers,,,,, (AGAIN OWNERS & COACHES FAULT), Dallas will manifest production given Prescott is protected enough as in times past to go thru progressions
    ,,,,,,,REVAMPED/HEALTHY O-LINE,,,,,,,

    IM OPTIMISTIC
    &
    ON BOTH SIDES IF THE BALL
    &
    COACHING who did marvelously from ’16-1st half if ’17

    GO COWBOYS 2018!!!!!

  15. And of course Prescott need to brush up on everything he does good & especially bad as every Qb/player
    That’s call perfecting your craft

    I think his fundamental footwork is mostly the core to his problem
    But
    Accuracy : He’s the best in tight window throws among ALL Qb’s
    He’s 4th behind Brady, Ryan, & Brees in Qb ratings after starting their 1st two full seasons & ahead of Wentz & others still in that catagory
    And Fact:
    Other veterans helped out their young Qbs moreso than Dak received this far
    So improve upon improvement young Prescott & support your support afforded & all else William out just fine
    However
    Prescotts book,like all others is still being written

  16. Ya’ll realize that last years Super Bowl champs (as much as that pains me to say) did not have a receiver go over 1000 yds last year? “Oh they have Wentz who is much better than Dak will ever be”. How bout seeing what the guy can do in a playoff setting. Dak does have playoff experience and went toe to toe with arguably the best QB of this generation. Ya’ll better hope hes not working to better himself this season and judging by his makeup i would lean on the side that suggests he will put the time in to be successful. Spreading the ball around without having to worry about getting a guy his catches to keep him in the game sounds pretty good to me.

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