Cowboys offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen has made clear his search for reliable wide receivers to make his spread special.
Operating with four wideouts at a time most of the time, Holgorsen's push centers on a need for eight who can play: four starters and four backups. Coming up fast on game week, Holgorsen has identified his eight, with a surprise or two.
The outside receivers: Justin Blackmon, Isaiah Anderson, Bo Bowling and Colton Chelf.
Inside: Tracy Moore, Josh Cooper, Justin Horton and Michael Harrison.
What, no Hubert Anyiam? Not yet.
Anyiam's continued comeback from foot surgery leaves him operating somewhere around 75 percent. And for Holgorsen, that's not good enough, leaving Anyiam on the third team, joining freshmen Kevin Johnson and Chris Dinkins as part of the next wave.
"If we have a Hubert Anyiam or one of the two young kids Kevin Johnson and Chris Dinkins if one of those guys get to a point that they can crack the two deep, then we'll rep them," Holgorsen said.
"But we're not going to waste time repping those guys while Weeden's out there."
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