Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (26) defends during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football Rundown


There is no lack for fantasy options from the Dallas Cowboys in 2014.  Which names top the list and which ones are lurking in the shadows?

Starters

Tony Romo

Like him or hate him in regards to his big game shortcomings, Tony Romo has never lacked the ability to post big numbers for the Dallas Cowboys.  There are concerns about his surgically repaired back, but with improving protection and a solid cast of weapons, he should have another productive year.

DeMarco Murray

The question is no longer whether DeMarco Murray can run the football.  It’s whether the Dallas Cowboys will let him run the football.  Their compulsion to pass more often will be the only thing holding Murray back from what should be his best season as a pro.

Reserves

Jason Witten

His connection with Tony Romo and remarkable streak of good health will be the primary reasons why Jason Witten has yet another standout seasons despite turning 32-years old in May.  The evolution of other weapons however might diminish his overall numbers.

Terrance Williams

Posting over 700 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie 3rd round pick is not a bad body of work.  Terrance Williams effectively became the #2 option behind Dez Bryant in the Cowboys receiving corps.  There is no reason to think he won’t take a step forward in 2014.

Sleepers

Devin Street

Developing receivers has become one of the trademarks of these Dallas Cowboys under Jason Garrett.  That is why special attention should be paid to 5th round pick Devin Street.  At 6’3″ he has an excellent catch radius and the kind of long stride speed that makes him a vertical threat.  If he can bulk up, Big D may have another big weapon.

Gavin Escobar

Jason Witten remains the starter in Dallas but that doesn’t mean he won’t have competition.  Second-year tight end Gavin Escobar flashed his considerable talent as a pass catcher a lot in 2013.  He is poised to garner more attention on offense provided the team is willing to give him that chance.  Fantasy owners should keep close watch.

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  • Ashton Yates

    You forgot Dez!

    • Erik Lambert

      I believe Romo and Murray are the more prominent starters on fantasy teams and Dez is obviously not a reserve. That is why I left him out.

      • Ashton Yates

        Dez will have a lot more opportunities than Murray be of many factors like the fact that the offensive coordinator has consistently been in the top 5 in passing attempts. Then throw in the fact the Cowboys defense will be even worst than last years historically horrible defense which means they will weekly be in shootouts which in return means more pass attempt and receptions for Dez

        • Erik Lambert

          On the flip side the Cowboys may seek to run the ball more in order to keep their defense off the field.

          • Ashton Yates

            I think.its more plausible that they will pass the ball more because they will likely be playing catch up tge majority of game.