Scouting, Ranking Cowboys Receivers

September 5th, 2021

Joe believes only members of the Bucs defense would be surprised if Tampa Bay punishes the Cowboys 40-28 on Thursday night.

Dallas has big-time weapons and is in Year 2 under its offensive guru.

Mike Evans addressed the Cowboys’ receiver trio of Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup after practice today.

Obviously, Evans thinks no team has three receivers as good as the Bucs’ big dogs, but he placed the Dallas trifecta very close by.

“They’re all great receivers. They can run all the routes, you know, all of them. CeeDee’s young in the game but he’s a really polished receiver already. Amari, his routes are unbelievable. Michael Gallup can take the top off,” Evans said. “They’re a really good bunch. I think they’re top-3, top-4 in the league, if I had to choose out of, you know, trios.”

It’s a great test ahead for the GraveDiggers. (Yeah, Joe thinks it’s unrealistic for the defense to match what it did in the Super Bowl in Week 1.)

But Joe suspects a rusty Dak Prescott will serve up a few gifts on Thursday, hopefully the Bucs’ secondary squeezes them tightly.

13 Responses to “Scouting, Ranking Cowboys Receivers”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    The only way Dallas can beat us is if they do the same thing the Rams did last season & use our own speed against us on defense with short passes, curl routes….where we over-pursue on defense

  2. Buxszntkt Says:

    Geez Pete, don’t give the the secret recipe right on a Bucs site

  3. Patrianakos Says:

    Any secondary’s best friend is a monster pass rush.
    Dallas does not have the O-line it had five years ago.
    I’ll give the points.

  4. firethecannons Says:

    I fully suspect dak will get pressured and throw a couple piks

  5. BradyBucs Says:

    The highly overrated “Nosepickers” Secondary will get up some terrible plays for sure.

    But hopefully our Offense scores so much it won’t matter.

  6. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    They have very good receivers and a great running back and Dak ain’t bad either. I would love a blowout, but I’ll take a win!

  7. mark2001 Says:

    A good test right off the bat for our DB’s. And hopefully will end up being a stepping stone for continued building of confidence in them.

  8. David Says:

    I don’t know Joe, I think Shaq and JPP feel disrespected with rankings.
    Shaq seems determined to have a big year.
    Add in the rookie… and a cowboy line that isn’t what it used to be… I think this could be a five sack night.
    The Gravediggers need to tighten up on the long ball. They still gave up way too many of them last year

  9. Brandon Says:

    As usual, Pete has trolled some of you. You don’t use speed against a team through curl routes and short passes. You use their speed against them with misdirection, screens, and play action.

  10. BillyBucoff Says:

    Bend but dont break is a real thing though so yeah we may see some 20-25 yd pickups but that doesn’t mean the defense is terrible necessarily.

    Bowles has had this team play zone regularly last year but they can press too even better.
    I think this defense is gonna eat.
    You don’t name yourself if you don’t believe it.

  11. TOM Says:

    The Bucs DB’s don’t match up well with the Dallas receivers nor does the Dallas CB’s match up well with Bucs receivers. I Think it will come down to the defensive front seven which should favor the Bucs.

  12. PSL Bob Says:

    Anybody here think the Bucs lose this game? No way! Dallas’ defense is no match for our offense. We’re too talented and too prepared to miss this opportunity. At home with a full house, the team will be pumped.

  13. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    If the front seven doesn’t get pressure early and often it’s going to be a long day for this defense.