Jalen Tolbert did not imagine having a big role right away with the Dallas Cowboys. He was a third-round pick out of South Alabama. At the beginning of training camp, Tolbert was the fourth or fifth wide receiver on Dallas’s depth chart. Injuries have caused Jalen Tolbert to get more reps and also a shot to break out in his rookie season though.
Tolbert will be the number two wide receiver on this football team. Injuries to Michaell Gallup and James Washington have caused him to rise to the occasion. Jalen Tolbert is 6’1″ and weighs 194 lbs. He played in 12 games last season at South Alabama. Tolbert caught 82 passes for 1,474 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. He averaged 18.0 yards per catch.
Dak Prescott and Jalen Tolbert have developed some chemistry during training camp though. The number one wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys will be CeeDee Lamb. Dallas lost Amari Cooper via trade to the Cleveland Browns this offseason and also Cedrick Wilson via free agency to the Miami Dolphins. Malik Turner is also not on the Dallas Cowboys anymore and he is on the San Francisco 49ers roster.
Jalen Tolbert is going to see a lot of targets in this offense early on this season. He needs to perform or they are going to have to sign an Odell Beckham Jr., who is currently a free agent. They might want to be a run-first offense under head coach Mike McCarthy and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are the 1-2 punch at running back and Dalton Schultz is also the number one option at tight end.
Jalen Tolbert needs to be ready to perform for the Dallas Cowboys offense whether he is ready or not though. He is going to be a fantasy sleeper, but Tolbert might be picked in the later rounds because he is going to see time on the field.