With Miles Austin out due to a hamstring injury, and Dez Bryant playing but struggling with a nagging thigh injury, the Dallas Cowboys were obliged to rely on a stable of young receivers in Monday night’s 18-16 victory. Kevin Ogletree, Jesse Holley, Dwayne Harris and Laurent Robinson were, and are, all healthy. But they looked to be lost out there much of the time, as evidenced by quarterback Tony Romo’s body language, and his having to hang back after the huddle broke, in many instances, to instruct the young receivers where to go.
The touchdown-less affair has spurred on an often discussed topic around Dallas, which is: why don’t the Cowboys go out and get a veteran receiver, at the very least, to add some depth?
It seems like a reasonable idea, but according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, the team is content at the position, and won’t be looking for veteran help there anytime soon.
"You can count on these guys," Jones said of the receiving corps, per ESPN Dallas. "They've been in this system. They've been around it to the extent if there's any confusion there, you can rely on them doing a better job. There are guys who can do it."
Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW Sports on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe to this free service. Read more about it here.