The Facts: New HC Mike McCarthy spoke Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine and was firm in his thoughts about the Cowboys' receiving situation, which is uncertain with Cooper and Randall Cobb headed to free agency. The transition would be easier with those two in the fold, of course. "Definitely. The goal is to have both of those guys back," McCarthy said.
Diehards Line: Statistically, Cobb had his best season since the middle of the decade, catching 55 passes for 828 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games (six starts). The veteran silenced the thought he might be over the hill with his play in a group headlined by Cooper and supplemented by the likes of Michael Gallup and Tavon Austin. But, as NFL.com noted, Cooper is the big fish in this situation, a highly coveted receiver who will command top dollar on the free-agent market in March. With Dak Prescott also needing a new contract, Cooper is near the top, but not priority No. 1. Priority 1B is still highly important, especially if McCarthy hopes to hit the ground running with this talented offense in 2020.