A writer for NFL.com would love to see the Dallas Cowboys land big time free agent wide receiver Alshon Jeffery to pair alongside Dez Bryant.
The Dallas Cowboys could be short a few players along their wide receiver corps this offseason. Last year, the Cowboys elected to carry only five wide outs on their active roster. Those players being Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Brice Butler, Cole Beasley and Lucky Whitehead.
The Cowboys could always opt to try and re-sign their own free agents. But they will also likely look to the draft to fill those voids. David Helman of DallasCowboys.com recently reported that Oklahoma wide receiver DeDe Westbrook met with Dallas’ officials during the NFL Scouting Combine and was asked how’d he thought he’d fit alongside Bryant and Beasley. Take from that what you will.
Another place the Cowboys could look to find receiver help is on the free agent market, which officially starts next Thursday. In fact, one writer from NFL.com thinks former Chicago Bear and free agent wide receiver Alshon Jeffery could be a perfect fit in Dallas.
"“…I would love to see [Jeffery] join the Dallas Cowboys,” wrote NFL.com’s Adam Rank on the league’s official website, recently. I know, I know. But it seems like the Cowboys are linked to every big-name free agent out there (well, maybe just Adrian Peterson). Alshon makes sense. He really thrived as a No. 2 option when he played opposite Brandon Marshall. Being paired with Dez Bryant would make the most sense, and would actually put the Cowboys in a great position to compete.”"
Rank goes on to admit the idea is less than plausible. But he prefers the Cowboys adding Jeffery over free agent running back Adrian Peterson.
I think every Cowboys fan wonders how Dallas’ offense would operate if they had another stud wide out to pair with Bryant. Unfortunately, Rank’s idea of Jeffery playing for the Cowboys this season is more fantasy than reality.
The former Bear receiver should hit the jackpot in free agency in the coming weeks, as Spotrac.com estimated Jeffery’s annual market value to be a whopping $12.2 million. That would make him one of the top five highest paid players on the Cowboys current roster.
And as the Cowboys front office is usually unwilling to hand out fat bags of cash to any free agents other than their own, Jeffery is likely not even on their immediate radar.
But if there is a glimmer of hope, it’s the fact Jeffery has gone on record saying he wants to put himself in the best situation to win a championship right now. If the 27-year old receiver values winning over money, Dallas is certainly one of the teams he should consider joining.