Whether the Dallas Cowboys imagine it or not, James Washington’s damage places them in an actual bind. They merely can’t afford to place all their eggs in a single basket hoping CeeDee Lamb can put the passing recreation on his again and carry the staff in 2022. That’s simply an excessive amount of to ask of any participant, not to mention one which has by no means actually been “the guy” to this point in his younger profession.
The Cowboys can be clever to assist solidify the place with a purpose to not solely get the perfect out of CeeDee Lamb, however all the offense as effectively. To do this, they actually solely have two choices, signal a free agent WR or commerce for one. There are intriguing choices irrespective of which course they determine to go.
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The Cowboys nonetheless have choices through free company in the event that they need to attempt to improve the receiver place, however in all honesty, there’s a purpose why all of those gamers are nonetheless obtainable. There are considerations with just about each single WR listed above, whether or not it’s damage historical past, decline in play, or age. Whatever the case, a commerce might internet higher outcomes, and manufacturing.
With that in thoughts, we’ve compiled a listing of some of the younger, gifted vast receivers at the moment buried on the depth chart with their respective groups who the Dallas Cowboys may doubtlessly purchase through commerce.
Trade candidates from throughout the NFC East division
After trading for A.J. Brown and drafting DeVonta Smith within the final couple years, the Eagles have just about revamped and upgraded their receiving corps, and due to that, WRs like Jalen Reagor and John Hightower are buried on the depth chart. While neither has made a lot of an impression as of but of their skilled careers, each may arguably assist the Cowboys if acquired through commerce.
There have been rumors circulating that a few Giants receivers, Darius Slayton and Kadarius Toney, are being shopped to groups in search of extra WR assist. As far because the Cowboys are involved, each gamers may doubtlessly assist their very own WR place. Slayton is a deep risk very like James Washington was earlier than his damage, whereas Toney is extra of a gadget participant. Of the 2, Darius Slayton most likely makes essentially the most sense.
After properly locking up Terry McLaurin long-term and drafting Jahan Dotson this offseason, Washington has what’s shaping as much as be a promising passing assault. While the WR battle behind them is vast open, gamers like Dyami Brown, Curtis Samuel, Cam Sims, and Kelvin Harmon may find yourself on the quick finish of the stick. Brown can be the best commerce goal for the Cowboys, however any of the others could possibly be of curiosity as effectively.
Trade candidates from exterior the division
Denzel Mims, New York Jets
Mims is the Jets former 2020 second-round choose (59th total). He performed collegiately at Baylor and was somebody the Cowboys confirmed an curiosity in pre-draft. He has intriguing measurement (6’3”, 207) and velocity (4.38), however has actually struggled to make an impression in his first two years within the NFL. A change of surroundings, and return dwelling to Texas, could possibly be mutually useful for each him and the Cowboys. At greatest he’s WR4 on the depth chart behind Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, and Garrett Wilson proper now.
Tre’Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints
Smith is arguably essentially the most seasoned receiver on this record, but additionally at the moment finds himself buried on the depth chart because the Saints WR4 or WR5. He is a former third-round choose by New Orleans in 2018 and is at the moment enjoying beneath a one-year contract. The 6’2”, 210-pound WR has solely averaged a little bit over 30 receptions for round 400 receiving yards the previous couple years, but when given extra alternative there may be purpose to imagine he could possibly be extra productive.
Laviska Shenault, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shenault is a reputation we’ve heard floated round as somebody who could possibly be obtainable through commerce. He was Jacksonville’s second-round choose a number of years in the past, however has by no means actually developed into the playmaker they envisioned after they chosen him forty second total in 2020. Despite that, he’s somebody the Cowboys confirmed an curiosity in pre-draft and somebody who may add some much-needed depth to the place. The 6’1”, 227-pound WR may significantly profit from enjoying with CeeDee Lamb.
Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots
Meyers was the Patriots most focused receiver in 2021, however regardless of that, at the moment sits fourth on the depth chart behind DeVonte Parker, Kendrick Bourne, Nelson Agholor, and perhaps even rookie WR Tyquan Thorton. The 6’2”, 200-pound WR is greatest out of the slot, the place he persistently creates separation with this distinctive footwork. He is at the moment enjoying beneath a one-year deal in New England and could possibly be somebody who may step in instantly to improve Dallas’ passing recreation.
Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Johnson is sadly a sufferer of enjoying for a staff who is totally stacked at vast receiver proper now. With Mike Evans, Tyler Boyd, Russell Gage, and Julio Jones at the moment in entrance of him on the depth chart, he sadly finds himself on the roster bubble heading into the 2022 season. That after all may benefit a staff just like the Cowboys who’re in want of extra WR assist. In Johnson, they might be including an intriguing place kind of WR who has proven flashes of being a reliable goal within the passing recreation.