I was going to write about this but I was rushed for my mini 4-day vacation and forgot to do it. Sports talkers speculated that the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Joe Horn would be a top acquisition for the Dallas Cowboys, who are in need of another special wide receiver to split out with Terrell Owens. There are several reasons why trading for Horn would be a good idea and there are several reasons why it would be a bad idea.
It really depends on how the Cowboys would want to use someone like Horn, who was supposed to be the key receiver in a Falcons offense that fell apart after the Michael Vick scandal. The biggest issue with signing a veteran like Horn, who led the Saints in receiving for who knows how many years, is that it could cause problems with newly signed receiver Patrick Crayton.
Some thought Crayton was overpaid, and others thought he earned his stay. But if the Cowboys brought in a guy like Horn, do you think Horn is going to want to sit the bench on some plays? Do you think the Cowboys won’t be tempted to play Horn along side Owens on every down? I think it makes a pretty strong receiving duo.
But what we seem to forget all too fast is how the Dallas Cowboys really didn’t have a weakness on offense. The biggest problem was consistency and the lack of it. Joe Horn is not going to help with that. Good coaching will.