Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there was “no urgency” in adding a wide receiver after the loss. James Washington within a few months before the fracture of the foot and protector Duck Prescott seems to share this opinion.
The loss of Washington comes as the Cowboys are still waiting Michael Gallup to come back after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, but Prescott referred to the Cubs Jalen Tolbert as well as Dennis Houston as a pair of players who make the most of the chance to earn playing time early in their careers.
“You will never notice that I look at anything in my life as a step backwards. You have the ability to move forward, you have opportunity to grow. If you don’t, you’re in trouble and you’ve already lost,” Prescott said on the team’s website. “I just know that the young guys that we have, the guys that we already have, will jump in and take on bigger roles. I keep talking exciting, but that’s what it is. And the reason is that I feel like a lot of you – and people don’t necessarily know – what kind of guys they are, what they are capable of.
The Cowboys will start preseason in Denver next week, and how the widest players perform in the game will likely help determine whether the Cowboys stay on course or seek help outside the organization.