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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.