“We can show some big numbers if we all crack,” Wilson said. “We have a few guys who don’t even touch, and they were also part of the offense. It depends on how we prepare for training, when everyone comes in and when we can get them back in the game.”
Wilson became a super submarine in his fourth year with the team. He missed his 2018 rookie year with a shoulder injury, but has been a reliable option for Prescott the past three seasons when the Cowboys called his number, including a seven-game streak earlier this season as Gallup was in the casualty reserve with calf strain.
Wilson finished the regular season with career highs across the board: 45 catches for 602 yards and 6 touchdowns, as well as 11 punt returns for 36 yards and 3 in 3 passing attempts on gadget games (now 5 in 5 in his career).
Perhaps the most impressive part is Wilson’s efficiency. He caught 5 of Prescott’s 6 targets on Saturday (45 of 61 this season).
“As I always talk about, the main reason this team is good is the depth we have. Ced is one example of that,” said Cooper. “Someone falls down, unhappy that MG breaks down, Ced can just step in and get the job done. Ditto for just about every position at all levels.”
Wilson prides himself on knowing all three receiving positions so he can contribute wherever needed in the roster, but he says Gallup – a close friend and arguably the Cowboys’ best deep threat – brings something unique to the roster. he attacks when he is in good health.
“They are two different styles of play,” Wilson said. “He plays the X, and I play the F. Most of my work comes from a majority in the slot. He will definitely be missed on the outside.”
Like Gallup, Wilson is expected to be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Games like Saturday Night only help the potential value of a second contract. But he’s only thinking about the Cowboys’ desirability of making a playoff series in the next few weeks.
“It’s part of the game. You play well, you get paid well,” he said. “My focus right now is on the playoffs and bringing a championship here.”