Wide receiver might be the most intriguing position on the Dallas Cowboys roster entering the 2022 NFL season. There are several questions that surround the position unit, and we won’t have most of the answers until the season arrives.
CeeDee Lamb is expected to emerged as a bonafide No. 1 option in the passing game. There are high hopes that Jalen Tolbert will be an impact player as a rookie. Michael Gallup is expected to be back to play the majority of the season.
Still, questions are there. Can Simi Fehoko establish a role in year-two? Will James Washington flourish with his new team? Who replaces the production left by Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson?
All are reasonable things to wonder about. Fortunately, it appears that the Dallas Cowboys have some intriguing talent at the position towards the bottom of the depth chart.
Former UDFA turning heads with Cowboys
TJ Vasher, an undrafted free agent 2021, has reportedly impressed with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. The former Texas Tech product was Todd Archer’s pick for the Cowboys’ surprise standout.
Who were the surprise standouts from offseason NFL workouts? I went with a receiver who missed all of last season with an injury https://t.co/1zreKLwmho— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) June 27, 2022
Archer writes that Vasher has taken advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to him. He has stepped up with other receivers dealing with injuries, catching eyes in the process.
Signed as an undrafted free agent last year, Vasher did not practice because of a knee injury, but he has used this offseason to get himself into the receiver conversation. With Michael Gallup working through knee rehab and CeeDee Lamb, James Washington and Noah Brown missing time with minor injuries, Vasher got a lot of work in the OTAs and minicamp. “He’s made some really big-time flash plays, splash plays,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “He’s had some really, particularly in the red zone, which you can see his ability down there. Big plays in scramble drills and things like that. I just think like any young player, particularly in his development, it’s getting the details of the everyday situations.” — Todd Archer
TJ Vasher is looking to make his case to earn a spot on the roster come September. So far, he has stood out and is making an impression.
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