<
>
Get ESPN+

Replacing Dez, Witten on Cowboys among key training camp battles

Allen Hurns may be the presumptive top replacement for Dez Bryant, but will he be the Cowboys' best fantasy pass-catcher? Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire

The leading receiver for last season's Dallas Cowboys is currently looking for work, and the No. 2 option is technically my colleague, as he joins the ESPN Monday Night Football crew as an analyst. Yep, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten are no longer Cowboys after combining for 23 seasons and 1,683 receptions for the franchise. The Cowboys were not exactly a prolific passing offense last season, but someone is going to have to catch the passes Dak Prescott throws, and there should be ample competition in training camp as veterans and unproven options fight for supremacy.

That seems like a good place to start as I focus on summer battles that should matter for fantasy football, because the talented Prescott has thrown for nearly 7,000 passing yards in his first two seasons, with 45 passing touchdowns -- and just because his favorite targets have moved on, it hardly means