Matt Mosley at Hashmarks says here that Arizona wideout Anquan Boldin’s bargain contract could lead him astray. Where would he go? Mosley speculates the Dallas Cowboys might take him.
According to sources close to Hashmarks, the Cowboys spent some time talking about Boldin last week at Valley Ranch. It wouldn’t surprise me if they reached out to the Cardinals at some point. Dallas needs someone other than Patrick Crayton to play opposite of Terrell Owens, and Boldin would certainly be worth a No. 1 pick. I’m not saying this is going to happen, but it’s something you should keep an eye on.
It so happens a source e-mailed me (I wonder if we have the same Valley Ranch source) this very same piece of information. The source also informed me that Dallas has spoken with Boldin’s agent. This is a huge tip for thelandryhat.
Boldin is a Pro Bowl receiver. He is as good as Larry Fitzgerald, who just got a $40 million contract. There is no way the Cardinals can afford to give Boldin similar money. That presents a dilemma.
But it doesn’t make the Cowboys the clear choice. Terrell Owens is the main receiver in Dallas. He is paid a good buck. How can the Cowboys explain paying Boldin the money he will demand with T.O. still on the team? This very well could be T.O.’s final season with the Cowboys. If they win the Super Bowl, he may very well retire. Then, Boldin steps in for that top receiver spot.
If the Cowboys somehow signed Boldin, I don’t think this creates a scenario where the team could avoid taking a wide receiver early in this draft. I think because of the uncertainty of any contract extension for T.O., the Cowboys are still going to need a good, if not a top, playmaker at this position.