Miles Austin Leads the Pack: Grading the 2009 Dallas Cowboys Receivers

April 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The first five parts of our “Grading the ‘Boys” Series saw us analyze the success of the Cowboys’ offensive linemen, running backs, cornerbacks, and safeties in 2009.  Today we will delve into the wide receivers.
The 2009 season saw the simultaneous emergence of one star—Miles Austin—and the decline of another—Roy Williams.  Williams’ fall has been so dramatic that we seldom hear of a fan who even wants him on the team.  However, we think he has a chance to turn it around in 2010.
Our 2009 wide receiver rankings are based less on totals and more on efficiency.  A team’s No. 1 wide receiver will get more opportunities than the No. 2, who will get more than the No. 3, and so on.  Thus, reception and yardage totals (although very important to a team) are less indicative of a player’s efficiency than yards per attempt or reception percentage.
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