In the battle to emerge as the Cowboys’ third receiver, coach Jason Garrett says Miles Austin _ one of the team’s starters _ impacts the thinking because of his versatility. Austin can play inside or outside.
That means the third receiver job basically comes down to the best player available, whether it winds up being Kevin Ogletree, Andre Holmes, Dwayne Harris or someone else.
“We have freedom because of Miles’ versatility, so really what we’re looking for is the best player,” Garrett said. “A guy who can play inside and make that group of few receivers really difficult to defend or (the Cowboys can say), ‘Hey, Miles, you go play inside. We like this guy outside. We like that combination the best.’ So he gives us some freedom. We’re just looking for guys who have the ability to do one of those two things.”
Garrett’s breakdown on the three primary candidates:
Kevin Ogletree: “Kevin has some ability to play outside and inside. He’s done both. He has the physical traits to be an outside receiver and he has the knack and the feel to be an inside receiver. He just needs more snaps.”
Andre Holmes: “We view him as more of an outside guy.”
Dwayne Harris: “Dwayne Harris can do a little bit of both.”
_ Jimmy Burch