We’re less than a month away from training camp and the Dallas Cowboys still have questions at wide receiver. It’s no surprise.
This off-season has seen the Cowboys depth at receiver take a shot with the losses of Cedrick Wilson and Malik Turner in free agency, trading Amari Cooper and the injury/rehab of Michael Gallup.
As it stands, the Dallas Cowboys WR core has CeeDee Lamb at the WR1, and a bunch of unknowns behind:
- Jalen Tolbert
- James Washington
- Simi Fehoko
- Noah Brown
- TJ Vasher
- Brandon Smith
- Dennis Houston
- Dontario Drummond
They are connected to every potential trade and free agent out there. Whether it’s nabbing DK Metcalf from Seattle, or signing Will Fuller as an upgraded deep threat.
Now, it looks like the Dallas Cowboys are also one of the odds favorites to sign future Hall of Famer, Julio Jones.
According to bookies.com, Dallas has the third highest betting odds (+500) to sign Jones. Behind only the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. The main reason being his connection with defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn.
Quinn coaches Jones for six seasons from 2015-20, which saw them go to a Super Bowl together in 2017.
The fit makes sense beyond relationships as well. While Julio hasn’t eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards since 2019, he would be more of a quality, veteran addition. Coming in mostly to help allow the younger players come in rotation, more than need to be heavily used right away.
The likelihood is he won’t cost much either. At this stage in free agency as the season nears, his value is in the area of around $4 million.
Assuming the Cowboys would be willing to spend that for better depth, it could be a valuable investment. Allowing Gallup to not need to rush his rehab to return, and lessen the need for young players such as Tolbert to have an immediate impact.
It’s very much a low-risk/high-reward type of deal. Considering the state of the WR position it might need to be considered.