The internets blew up late Thursday with rumors flying around like hotcakes that the Dallas Cowboys and veteran wideout Plaxico Burress were in the process of discussing a possible deal. Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones has since denied these rumors saying there haven’t even been internal discussions about the matter. My bet is, there are now. And here are my five reasons why it could actually be a good idea.
5. He’s Cheap
It was revealed in the last couple days that the former Super Bowl winning wideout would play for the veteran minimum. This is great news for a team with limited cap space like the Cowboys have. This may be a sign of desperation, but that doesn’t diminish Burress’ talent level. In fact, it may have humbled him a bit and could actually be beneficial.
4. He’s not young anymore but he should be fresh
Burress will turn 35 in two days. (Any else surprised he’s that old?) But “Plax” was out of football for almost two years from late November of 2008 thru August of 2011 because of the shooting incident that landed him jail time. Therefore, his body doesn’t have the normal wear and tear a receiver of his age should have. Let’s not forget, in his first season back from his “forced layoff”, Burress had 45 receptions for 683 yards and eight touchdowns for the New York Jets. And that was with Mark Sanchez as his quarterback!
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