Saturday was a busy day within the NFC East, namely between Jason Garrett’s current and former team.
It took a four-year, $72M deal for the Giants to land Golladay, but he undeniably improves their offense. Things took a turn for the worst last season when Saquon Barkley went down, Barkley has been their identity sincet hey drafted him, but they are now giving quarterback Daniel Jones a legitimate weapon to throw to. It’s a wise move.
There is no denying that the Cowboys have the best wide receiving group in the NFC East, arguably within the entire NFL as a whole, and Amari Cooper is individually the single best receiver that the division has to offer. Michael Gallup and Terry McLaurin are quickly on the rise (CeeDee Lamb will get there).
Speaking of McLaurin though, on Saturday morning he would have easily been the answer to this question, but now it is open for debate:
Is Kenny Golladay now the best non-Dallas Cowboys wide receiver in the NFC East?
2020 was a down year for Golladay as he only played in five games, but his two seasons prior to that were stellar. He topped 1,000 yards in both seasons prior to last and even led the NFL in touchdown receptions in 2019 with 11.
Terry McLaurin has yet to put up big touchdown numbers, but he has hardly had any quarterback as qualified as the one that Golladay did in Detroit with Matthew Stafford. McLaurin is coming off of a 1,000-yard season of his own and with Curtis Samuel now in the same offense as him, we will see what Ryan Fitzpatrick can do at quarterback, things are going to be interesting in Washington.
The two of them are very different types of receivers as McLaurin is somebody who’s route-running can get you in trouble quickly. This isn’t to discredit Golladay in that department, but his true strength is as a 50-50 sort of physical receiver.
Ultimately the main point should be that the Cowboys need to realize that they need more help for their secondary, but for the purposes of this exercise let’s repeat the question.
Who is the best non-Dallas Cowboys wide receiver in the NFC East?
This poll is closed