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Cowboys Positional Grades: Wide Receiver

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    GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 11: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys attempts a catch over Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Initially ruled a catch, the call was reversed upon review. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

    With the 2014 season in the rear-view, let's look back at how the Cowboys did on a position-by-position basis. We'll look at starters and contributors, not every last man on the roster.

    Maybe they were helped by the powerful rushing attack, but the same could've possibly be said for record-setting running back DeMarco Murray benefitting from his teammates out wide, as the Cowboys' wide receivers had a great season.

    Grade: A+

    Stats:Between the three starting receivers: Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley, the three combined for 162 catches for 2,361 yards (14.6 yards per catch) and 28 touchdows.

    Dez Bryant, of course, led the way for this unit, not only setting a new franchise record for touchdown receptions in a season, but leading the NFL in the category with 16 (quick math: one per game). He further proved the fact he's in the discussion for being the best wideout in the NFL and had his moment of glory taken away in the NFC Divisional round loss to the Packers. His opposite, Williams, disappeared for a stretch in the middle of the year but turned it on late showing explosiveness and the ability to break a big play at any moment, including a huge postseason. And the biggest improvement came from Beasley, who showed to be one of the league's most effective slot receivers, especially down the stretch.