The Cowboys didn't go for a wide receiver in the 2005 NFL Draft because they hoped that someone from the mix of Quincy Morgan, Patrick Crayton or Terrence Copper would step up behind veteran starters Keyshawn Johnson and Terry Glenn.
Unfortunately, that plan has been setback some by a shoulder injury to Morgan, the most experienced of the group and the guy most likely to step up this year.
Morgan suffered a strained shoulder during on the field activity days last week at Valley Ranch. And while the injury won't require surgery, it has to be considered somewhat of a setback considering how strong an offseason he's reportedly had.
Morgan did not catch the ball with consistency last season after coming over from Cleveland in a trade for Antonio Bryant. But he was seemingly on the right track before the shoulder injury. He was impressive during the offseason, bulking up his body and even caught the attention of coach Bill Parcells during the June minicamp.
"He really did a good job of getting into our off-season program here," Parcells said. "He did a good job of improving his strength and his body type a little bit, and I think it is showing up on the field here."
The good news is taht Morgan is already going the process of rehabbing the shoulder and should be ready to training camp.
In addition, the veteran wide out has already put the added pressure on himself to step his game up from compared to a year ago.
"They know what I can do now," Morgan told TheRanchReport.com. "I think last year they felt comfortable with the guys they had since I came here halfway though the season."
"But now, they know about me and that's going to make a difference. I'm expecting to see some more balls this year and I think that's what they are trying to do."
Morgan played nine games with the Cowboys in 2004, catching 22 passes for 260 yards and no touchdowns.
"I want those numbers to go up," added Morgan. "And they will."
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