Which Dallas Cowboys players are worth watching this season?
The Dallas Cowboys are entering a new era with head coach Jason Garrett as head coach and quarterback Dak Prescott a free agent.
The Cowboys have been without starters Dak Prescott and Dak Prescott, and the first-year coordinator is trying to figure out how to get the best out of a young offensive line.
Here are some notable names who have played in this season: Ezekiel Elliott (QB) – Elliott is a dynamic runner who has been one of the league’s top tight ends in 2017.
He was a second-team All-Pro, and he is a lock to be the league leader in receiving yards in 2018.
The second-round pick in 2018, Elliott is expected to get an even bigger role with the Cowboys in 2019.
Elliott has caught 65 passes for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns, and ranks third in the league in receiving touchdowns (15).
Dez Bryant (RB) – Bryant has been a solid back in Dallas, but the Cowboys have struggled to run the ball in 2017 with Bryant on the field.
Bryant was a third-team all-pro in 2017 and is expected the Cowboys will have a much bigger role in 2019 with Prescott at quarterback.
Bryant has 2,974 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, which ranks third.
Jason Witten (RB/WR) – Witten has had a breakout year as the Cowboys’ lead receiver.
Witten had 11 touchdowns and eight receptions in 2017, and has more than tripled his receiving yards per game average from 2016.
The 26-year-old has more touchdowns than anyone in the NFL this season, with 17.
The third-year wide receiver also has 11 touchdowns in nine games, which is tied for fourth in the division.
Dez Rogers (TE) – Rogers has been the Cowboys top receiving target this season with Witten at quarterback and Cole Beasley out.
Rogers has 1,726 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns, a good number.
He is tied with Jordan Reed for the most touchdowns in the NFC East.
Tyler Higbee (WR) and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (WR/TE) — The Cowboys had a chance to make a deep playoff run last season with a strong offensive line, but injuries and inconsistency plagued them.
They are entering the offseason with the pieces to get back to the postseason and have the potential to be even better.
The duo of Higbee and Sefer, who combined for six receptions last season, could be a factor in the passing game.
With Sefer coming off an injury-shortened season and Higbee entering a contract year, the Cowboys are hoping the two will help out in the receiving game.
The top tight end on the Cowboys, Zach Ertz, had 10 catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns.