During the off-season, the Dallas Cowboys made a crucial decision to get rid of their All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant because of a litany of issues all that still are a mystery to the fans and media alike. Yet, the front-office told us they would replace him and get better at the receiver position. It is now week 7 and the position is still a mess and yet they refuse to look into adding a veteran through a trade.
The front office made some much of a mess of the position that there were talks of adding an unheard of 7 receivers to the roster before the season. Now the front office tells us that they really don’t need a number one receiver, even though that is what is needed from this offense. The plan backfired so far with the offense cratering on the road, with no receiver really stepping up as the main target for quarterback Dak Prescott.
Currently, Cole Beasley is the top receiver on the team with 26 catches with 294 yards and two touchdowns. That is after his breakout performance against Jacksonville last week. The next actual receiver is fourth on the list with 7 catches and 130 yards. That is Tavon Austin, the gadget player that is now sidelined with a groin injury that could take him out for the season.
The players the front office told us were going to be the playmakers on this offseason have literally disappeared since the season started. The “Dez-replacement” Allen Hurns only has 8 catches and finally got his first touchdown against Houston two weeks ago. The rookie Michael Gallup is struggling to get a connection with Prescott with just 7 catches.
Then the football gods came with a gift that could lift this position group out of the murky waters and maybe get it back to being respectable.
The Raiders put their troubled receiver Amari Cooper on the trading block. Yes, Cooper hasn’t been the same player in the last few seasons, but he still has the talent to recover his career. A new change of scenery and a new quarterback could have done wonders Cooper and for this Cowboys’ failing offense.
Even if they didn’t want Cooper, there are multiple options at the position that this team could go and trade for before the October trade deadline.
Yet, this team decided to continue to be stubborn and put their heads in the sand on this issue,
Source says the #Cowboys are not actively seeking to trade for a WR, at this time.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 18, 2018
We aren’t going to even look into the matter? The fact that Austin and now Terrance Williams are most likely heading to the IR should move this team to get some insurance at the position.
Maybe we don’t need any more receivers. The offense looked explosive last week against one of the top defenses in the league. Dak and Zeke and the offensive line might have figured out what was missing and they will be fine.
Or we can just be safe and at least look into the matter of getting a top receiver and get this offense going for more than just one game.
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