Jaguars come on top vs. Cowboys: 3 takeaways from Week 1 of the 2023 NFL Preseason

• Jaguars reserve QB Nathan Rourke looked good vs. the Cowboys

• The Jags have options at wide receiver

• The pass rush might not be a cause for concern

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No. 2 The Jaguars could have a burden of choice situation at wide receiver

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley made his preseason debut with the Jaguars. Although he didn't make any catches worthy of a highlight reel, he showed he's still got the speed and superb route-running skills that made him a staple of the Atlanta Falcons offense early in his NFL career. Also, Christian Kirk scored once and Zay Jones caught the two-point conversion after Kirk's touchdown that gave the Jags an early 8-0 lead in the game.

All Ridley, Kirk, and Jones, along with Jamal Agnew, are locks to make the team but the same can't be said for several receivers vying for a roster spot ahead of the 2023 season. Kendrick Pryor, Kevin Austin Jr., Elijah Cooks, Jacob Harris, and Tim Jones could be competing for the same job, so it's imperative they all make the most of their chances in the preseason.

Harris and Cooks knew they couldn't waste their limited opportunities and made sure to make a strong impression. The former reeled in two catches for 42 yards. The San Jose State product picked up 31 yards on this one.

on the other hand, Harris hauled in a 42-yard reception that set the Jaguars' second touchdown.

Now, there's still time before the Jaguars decide who makes the cut but both Cooks and Harris helped themselves against Dallas. It will now be up to them to continue making plays against the Detroit Lions in Week 2 of the preseason.