"I love the Brice Butler pickup," Arians said recently, via the Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman. "He's a tall deep threat. He does what Michael Floyd did -- a big, tall guy that can take the top off (of a defense). ... I don't know why he didn't get more time last year with Dallas, but the fans out here are going to love this kid.
"He could be the No. 2 guy behind Larry."
Butler signed a modest two-year, $2.6 million contract in April after catching 15 passes for 317 yards and three touchdowns last season. Although the 28-year-old was stuck behind Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley on Dallas' depth chart the past few years, he has shown a knack for big plays in timely moments.
"It's hard to say right now who's going to be that No. 2," Wilks acknowledged last week. "We're still working and those guys understand now ... the best 11 are going to play. We're trying to create competition."
If Arians' scouting eye is to be trusted, Butler will be one of those 11 taking the field in the season opener.