Jalen Tolbert

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Jalen Tolbert, Jalen Brooks Competing For WR3 Role

Dallas Cowboys wide receivers Jalen Tolbert and Jalen Brooks are both candidates to open 2024 in the third slot on the depth chart behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.com. Both players have showcased their talent during OTAs and are pushing to make the WR3 competition interesting this summer. In terms of the players' specific skill sets, Archer wrote, "Brooks was able to work through traffic well, especially on tight throws on slants. Tolbert worked all three receiver spots and was able to make plays at all different levels." There's clearly a path for both receivers to get involved this season, and Dallas has shown that its WR3 can have bursts of fantasy relevance in the past. Perhaps Tolbert or Brooks could be a late-round sleeper in redraft leagues this year.

Jun 25, 2024 11:41 PM EST


Jalen Tolbert In Position For WR3 Role In Dallas

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb's absence at voluntary organized team activities this offseason has opened up opportunities for the team's young receivers such as Jalen Tolbert, a third-round pick in 2022. Tolbert has the chance to take the No. 3 role behind Lamb and Brandin Cooks this year after the Cowboys released Michael Gallup in the offseason and didn't address the position with a known commodity in free agency or early in the draft. The 25-year-old had only 22 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns last year, but he showed improvement from his rookie season in which he caught just two passes for 12 yards and was inactive for nine games. Tolbert is heading into the 2024 season with more confidence and more trust from quarterback Dak Prescott, which could make him a sleeper to target late in deeper fantasy leagues.

May 25, 2024 11:03 AM EST



Jalen Tolbert Looking Bigger This Offseason

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert looks like he has added muscle this offseason, according to Nick Harris of DallasCowboys.com. The 25-year-old is expected to have a more significant role behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks this season, and his added bulk could help him take a step forward. After catching just two passes in just eight games as a third-round rookie in 2022, Tolbert caught 22 passes for 268 yards and two scores in 2023. After the team moved on from Michael Gallup this offseason, his path to the WR3 role is more clear. It's also worth noting the Cowboys will have to replace 67 targets vacated by Tony Pollard after he signed with the Tennessee Titans at the start of free agency, so there could be more targets up for grabs in the short and intermediate areas of the field for Tolbert.

May 22, 2024 4:01 PM EST


Jalen Tolbert Expected To Have Bigger Role For Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert, who worked as the team's No. 4 wideout in his second season in 2023, is expected to have a bigger role in 2024 alongside CeeDee Lamb and veteran Brandin Cooks. Tolbert essentially split offensive snaps with Michael Gallup last year, but Gallup is now in Las Vegas. In 17 regular-season games (six starts) last year, Tolbert caught 22 of his 36 targets for 268 yards and two touchdowns after recording just two receptions in his rookie campaign in 2022. The 25-year-old former third-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft out of South Alabama won't necessarily be worth drafting in standard-sized fantasy leagues this fall, but if Lamb or Cooks go down with an injury at any point, Tolbert would become a popular waiver-wire pickup.

May 3, 2024 2:53 PM EST


Jalen Tolbert Scores A Week 18 Touchdown

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert scored a touchdown in a Week 18 win over the Washington Commanders. Tolbert was only targeted three times but make two catches for eight yards including a three-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott to open the scoring in the first quarter and give the Cowboys a 7-0 lead. Tolbert showed some flashes this season but played mostly in a bit role on offense, putting up a total of 22 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns on the season.

Jan 8, 2024 1:20 AM EST



Jalen Tolbert Makes Two Catches In Week 16 Loss

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert made two catches in a Week 16 loss to the Miami Dolphins. One of Tolbert's catches was a big play for a 45 yard gain, with the other a much more pedestrian six-yard gain. It gave him two catches on two targets for 51 yards total, leaving him in second place on the team for receiving yards on a day that any Cowboy not named CeeDee Lamb struggled to do anything offensively. Tolbert has had some best ball league value this season, but has been nowhere near consistent enough to have any standard league value. That's unlikely to change in Week 17 when the Cowboys play a Saturday game against the Detroit Lions.

Dec 24, 2023 8:09 PM EST


Jalen Tolbert Finds The End Zone In Loss

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert scored his first touchdown of the season during a five-point loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 24-year-old posted 49 receiving yards and a touchdown while catching three of his five targets. Tolbert has served as a nice outlet that can get separation when CeeDee Lamb and Jake Ferguson are taking the attention of the defense. He's been very inconsistent which makes him harder to trust in any fantasy format, but he could be a sneaky play in DFS lineups during matchups like this one in Week 9. Tolbert and the Cowboys will face off against the New York Giants in Week 10.

Nov 5, 2023 9:43 PM EST


Jalen Tolbert Posts 53 Yards In Blowout Win

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert had his best game of the young season in the 38-3 shellacking of the New England Patriots on Sunday in Week 4. Tolbert hauled in all four of his targets for 53 yards, which was third on the team in this one behind tight end Jake Ferguson and receiver Michael Gallup. Both the catches and receiving yards were career-highs for the 24-year-old Tolbert, and he also made a big special-teams tackle early in the game. Fantasy managers can continue to ignore Tolbert, even in deeper formats, as he's currently behind CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks and Gallup on the receiver depth chart in Dallas.

Oct 2, 2023 11:32 AM EST


Jalen Tolbert Identified As Most-Improved Player

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert is the "most improved player on [the] roster," according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. As a result, Tolbert isn't playing in Week 3 of the preseason because the "coaching staff has seen enough." While this is great news for Dallas and its young wideout, it bears mentioning that Tolbert is still likely to open the season fourth on the depth chart. He's a solid dynasty stash but can be avoided in most redraft leagues.

Aug 26, 2023 9:14 PM EST


Jalen Tolbert Leads The Cowboys In Receiving In Saturday's Game

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert led the team in receiving yards, catches, and targets in a preseason loss against the Seattle Seahawks. Tolbert was targeted six times, making four catches for 66 yards, featuring a long gain of 35. Tolbert has looked good in the preseason, but he's no better than fourth on the depth chart, and even that may be optimistic. There's certainly upside here, but it isn't easy to see him reaching it this coming season.

Aug 20, 2023 3:04 AM EST


Solid start to camp

Tolbert worked with the first-team offense Wednesday during the first day of training camp, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Jul 27, 2023 7:49 AM EST


Looking more comfortable in Year 2

Tolbert has made several impressive plays in OTAs, including during the two-minute drill, Patrik Walker of the Cowboys' website reports.

Jun 2, 2023 6:32 AM EST


Won't suit up Week 18

Tolbert (coach's decision) has been ruled inactive prior to Sunday's game against the Commanders, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Jan 8, 2023 12:13 PM EST


Sitting Week 17

Tolbert (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Titans, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Dec 29, 2022 4:13 PM EST


On inactive list

Tolbert (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Dec 11, 2022 8:48 AM EST


Likely No. 3 wideout Week 8

Tolbert could serve as the Cowboys' No. 3 receiver in Sunday's game against the Bears with Noah Brown (foot) inactive for the contest, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Oct 30, 2022 9:11 AM EST


Not playing Sunday

Tolbert (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday at the Rams, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Oct 9, 2022 12:33 PM EST


Sitting again Sunday

Tolbert (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Commanders, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Oct 2, 2022 8:56 AM EST


Catches one pass in win

Tolbert caught one of two targets for four yards in Monday's 23-16 win over the Giants.

Sep 27, 2022 11:39 PM EST


In line for pro debut

Tolbert is listed as active Monday at the Giants, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Sep 26, 2022 4:15 PM EST