The Dallas Cowboys have a dynamic three-headed monster at wide receiver with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb. With that being said, depth is still important in case an unfortunate should occur. Cedrick Wilson, who was a sixth-round pick of the Cowboys in 2018, has signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender at around $2.1 million for the 2021 season.
Wilson spent two years at Coffeyville Community College and registered 1,674 yards and 27 touchdowns. After transferring to Boise State in 2016, he was very productive for two years with the Broncos. He amassed 139 receptions for 2,640 yards (1,511 yards in 2017) and 18 touchdowns.
His time with the Cowboys had been up and down. As a rookie, Wilson was diagnosed with a torn labrum in training camp, an injury he played through during his final season in college. He would be placed on injured reserve and didn’t log a single snap. In August of 2019, he was released after being passed on the depth chart by former Cowboys receiver Devin Smith. He would be signed to the practice squad that September and was added to the active roster shortly after.
After only five receptions for 46 yards that season, Wilson showed flashes of what his potential could be in 2020. Before Dak Prescott went down with a season-ending ankle injury, he had the best stretch of his young career. It was highlighted by his Week 3 performance against the Seattle Seahawks when he caught five passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. He finished with 189 yards on 17 receptions while also logging 89 special teams’ snaps.
Wilson will now compete with Noah Brown and Malik Turner for the WR4 spot in 2021.