The Dallas Cowboys have been looking for some help with their receiving corps and new free agent Jeremy Maclin could be the answer.
The Dallas Cowboys have just gained a ton of cap space now that June 2nd has passed. The team could make multiple moves during the remaining months of the offseason. The surprise release of Kansas City Chiefs star wide receiver Jeremy Maclin gives the team some interesting options heading into the late portion of the summer.
What the Cowboys should do with all this cap space is all up for speculation, however, re-signing their star offensive lineman Zack Martin should remain one of their top priorities.
Should the team sign recently released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin?
At age 29, Maclin is now a free agent. The former Philadelphia Eagle/Kansas City Chief was always a productive wide receiver in this league however he was in an offense that was not all that conducive to the passing game at least when it came to wide receivers.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith went an entire season without completing a touchdown pass to a wide receiver so it is not really a shock to see a wide receiver become a cap casualty.
Maclin has had only two 1,000 plus yard seasons in his career and has also only recorded double-digit touchdowns twice. He has been a dependable player when it comes to moving the chains and contributing to a high powered offense.
The veteran wide out could be an interesting target for the Cowboys as the team has looked for a complimentary wide receiver. Rookie fourth-round pick, Ryan Switzer has been getting a ton of attention in camp however his role and skill set are specifically for the slot and not necessarily for the outside receiving position.
Adding Maclin would give the team a complimentary threat to take some pressure off of Dez Bryant. Wide receiver Terrance Williams has been the main option outside of Dez on the outside and he has had some mixed results.
The team has brought back Williams but could always use more talent for their receiving corps. Maclin is a productive veteran that can still help this offense get to a Super Bowl. Plenty of other NFL teams could be interested in the veteran wide receiver and that will determine just how far the Cowboys go with the idea.
If teams get into a bidding war for Maclin’s services, the Cowboys will likely pass. However, if he fails to generate a lot of interest he could be an excellent veteran signing. The free agent crop of wide receivers this offseason was terribly thin so teams could look to add Maclin at a very high price.
At the same time, it does appear that this is the first free agent wide receiver that the Cowboys could actually take a chance on and it would make some sense. Maclin did have a down year last season so he could come at a reasonably cheap price if he remains on the market for most of June.