NFL Rumors: Will Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Kevin Ogletree Play This Week?

By Ben Grimaldi
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The Dallas Cowboys may be without one of their wide receivers this week against the New Orleans SaintsKevin Ogletree missed practice today and the reason is not known at this point, leading to speculation he won’t play on Sunday.

While Ogletree is enjoying a career year, if he isn’t able to play it won’t be any great loss for the Cowboys. The offense will be fine without him since there are a number of other options to replace him in the passing game. Actually, the Cowboys have already started playing Dwayne Harris more and Cole Beasley has shown the ability to get open as well.

It goes without saying that Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten are the main targets in the offense so Tony Romo shouldn’t miss Ogletree at all. The offense should also get DeMarco Murray involved against the worst defense in the league this Sunday, so there will be no shortage of weapons for Dallas.

Ogletree’s main competition for playing time has been Harris in the past five weeks and the results have shown that Harris is stepping up regardless of whether Ogletree is healthy or not. Harris has caught 15 passes for 181 yards, which is all of his production on the year, in past year five games, while Ogletree has only caught five passes for 55 yards during that time. So if Ogletree is unable to play, the Cowboys should be in good shape with Harris playing a larger role.

The Dallas Cowboys offense is beginning to click so if Kevin Ogletree is out, the team has found players to step up.

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