These Cowboys Are Destined For History.
There have only been five times in the history of the NFL, where one team had three receivers total over 1,000 yards. The last time it happened was when the Arizona Cardinals did it in 2008. The receivers were Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, and Steve Breaston, with Hall of Famer Kurt Warner at quarterback.
Since then, the last team to even come close to this feat was the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019. The most impressive part — two receivers (Keenan Allen and Mike Williams) eclipsed over 1,000 yards while running back Austin Ekler just missed the mark with 993 receiving yards.
Cowboys Are Saddled Up
But now in 2021, the Dallas Cowboys may make history and become the sixth team to achieve this record. With a fully healthy Dak Prescott and the three-headed monster receiving corps of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb, it seems like it could be a real possibility.
Last season, Dak Prescott had of course gotten injured, but in the five games he played, he still totaled 1,856 yards, which would be on pace for over 5,000 yards. Coming into 2021, Prescott is primed to reach the 5,000 yard mark for the first time in his career.
A Healthy Prescott Is Key
In 2019, Prescott had his best year, throwing for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns. In this same year, both Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup had over 1,000 yards receiving. Cooper had 79 catches for 1,189 yards, while Gallup recorded 66 receptions for 1,107 yards. The third leading receiver was Randall Cobb, who caught 55 passes for 828 yards. Now that Lamb is the third receiver, it seems that it could be a real possibility for this trio to all have over 1,000 yards.
Despite Prescott only playing in five games in 2020, the Cowboys receivers were still able to put up some impressive numbers. Cooper was the only receiver to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark with 1,114. Lamb posted a very impressive rookie season where he caught 74 passes for 935 yards and Gallup was productive with limited receptions as he had 59 catches for 843 yards.
All of these players on the Cowboys’ offense have shown that they are more than capable of putting up huge numbers. With Prescott being healthy and having plenty of weapons, the possibility of the trio all-surpassing 1,000 yards receiving is more than realistic.