The Dallas Cowboys have struggled on offense over the last two seasons now, and plenty of that can be attributed to the lack of big-time playmaking wide receivers.
Dallas made a questionable decision to release Pro Bowl wideout Dez Bryant after the 2017 season, and tight end Jason Witten was lost to retirement. Through the first five games of the season, Cole Beasley leads all Cowboys in receiving yards (193), while running back Ezekiel Elliott the team with 22 receptions.
"I'm basically giving you my definition of a No. 1 receiver, and it is Julio Jones. It is the guy we played the other night [DeAndre Hopkins]," Jones told the station. "Those are the guys. There's not but about a handful of those in the NFL."
Jones also said Dallas hasn't had a legitimate No. 1 receiving for "several years now," while emphasizing that they "need to get better in the passing game."
Bryant led Dallas in receiving yards last season (69 catches, 838 yards and six touchdowns), while Beasley led the way in 2016 (75 catches, 833 yards and five touchdowns). But with Bryant long gone, the Cowboys just haven't been able to replace his production.
Offseason acquisitions Allen Hurns (eight catches for 84 yards), and Tavon Austin (six catches for 125 yards), have been ineffective. Quarterback Dak Prescott has extended plays with his strong pocket awareness, and he's d doing a better job protecting the football.
But even playing behind the NFL's best offensive line, Prescott just hasn't been able to find any open receivers. The Dallas defense is off to an excellent start, while Elliott continues to pound the rock.
The Cowboys sit at 2-3 entering Week 6, and the offense is really falling behind here. If the passing game doesn't find its groove down the stretch, Jones may have to start making some changes - both in the coaching department and on the roster.