Despite expectations to the contrary, Kevin Ogletree has not earned the number three receiver job and it sounds like the Cowboys are looking at other options. Dwayne Harris put himself in the running with his big game against the Broncos, but if the Cowboys go into the season with an unproven rookie in the slot, they might be playing with fire. Harris might develop into a fine player, but right now relying on him in a big game is a scary proposition. It would probably be smart of the Cowboys to at least go into the season with some kind of veteran safety net. However, that may not be possible.
Reportedly, they may or may not have interest in T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Based on the way things have gone over the last month, it’s hard to believe anything thing we hear. Still, T.J. is an intriguing option — if you’re into washed up. Honestly, he’s not a particularly attractive option. It’s hard to see how much more he could realistically contribute than a player like Harris. And that’s pretty much a problem with the free agent pool. The guys available are either washed up or drama queens and some are both. So, while the idea of bringing in a free agent is intriguing, it may not be realistic. They may have to take a leap of faith this year.
By the way, I’m against the signing of Houshmandzadeh partly because I don’t want to type his name all season.