Without Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, Cowboys' Receiving Corps is ... Yuck.

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​The question isn't if Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is going to play against the Washington Redskins Monday night. (He will.)

It's who the heck is he gonna throw to? (Who knows?)

With Miles Austin out (hamstring) and Dez Bryant iffy (thigh), the Cowboys are in danger of being left ridiculously thin at receiver. As in, without those two starters I think the Cowboys' quartet of receivers will be its worst set of targets in a game since way back in the days of 1-15 in 1989.

Yep, I'm talking forgettable players 22 years ago like James Dixon, Derrick Shepard and Cornell Burbage. The Cowboys have usually had a Michael Irvin or Rocket Ismail or Joey Galloway or Terry Glenn or Keyshawn Johnson or Terrell Owens or Miles Austin or Dez Bryant in their arsenal.

But on Monday night Romo could be throwing to top three receivers with a combined 17 catches and exactly 0 touchdowns.

And the pedigree?

Underwhelming.

Kevin Ogletree -- Undrafted free agent. 14 catches in 3 years.

Jesse Holley -- Reality-show winner. 3 catches in 2 years.

Dwayne Harris -- 6th-round draft pick. 0 catches in 2 games as a rookie.

Laurent Robinson -- Cut by Chargers in training camp. 89 catches (4 TDs) in four seasons with Falcons, Rams.

In other words, it really, really sucks about that final pre-season game injury to Raymond Radway.

And it means look for 20 passes thrown the way of tight end Jason Witten.

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Double Douche
Double Douche

Did I hear the word "yuck"? Sounds like some of you need some of me up in ya!

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh

Nice to see that picking up Roy Williams a few years back continues to pay dividends today.

Rooster
Rooster

Oh no!  Now the Cowboys may go 5-11 instead of 7-9! 

Guess I could cancel my Superbowl plans....

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Jerra's probably already planning the parade route thru the parking lot.  7-9 would be a great year for this team. And the window is shutting.  Oh crap, I thought the Dave Campo years were over.......welp, atleast I still have the Burn!  Viva la Frisco.  Tell me again why they put the Burn up yonder?  Don't 90% of the fans live in Dallas proper?

Sport Sporty
Sport Sporty

Thanksgiving also getting a rework as the Sportster broils and embroils toward the main course  Packers @ Lions while the turkey served cold appears in the form of the Dolphins @ Cowboys.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I do mean this in the nicest possible way, but....duh?

Everyone who knew a thing about the Cowboys knew they're as deep as a kiddie pool or a Kardashian's intellect going back to training camp. Not saying I wish Roy or Crayton or Sam Hurd were still here, but it's no surprise their backups in many positions are glorified spares or legitimate spares.

RJ Sloppy
RJ Sloppy

You bring up the Kardashians a lot. Admit it....you wish you were Rob.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

No matter how much you crush on me and keep up with everything I do, I'm not interested in dudes. Sorry little buddy, find someone else for your man-snuggling desires.

And still waiting for you to make a sportsy point, well, ever.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Gotta make it happen boys.  You still have options.  Whitten.  Ogle. Felix in the flat.  This is when the moxy begins.  Grow some sack.  Maybe try 2 backs.  

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

yes, the depth at many positions is weak. Is that due to the GM not going after any free agents, I don't know. The GM could make that call to Randy Moss, and if so would Moss want to play for a middle of the pack team. I didn't say "rebuilding". Moss could bring some guidence to Bryant, which I think he needs.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Moss could bring some guidance to Bryant,

You gotta be kidding. 

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