Dallas Cowboys: Is Martavis Bryant the missing piece?

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Martavis Bryant
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Martavis Bryant /

The Dallas Cowboys have no shortage of talent on the offensive side of the ball. But can a deal for Martavis Bryant push the team’s offense to elite status?

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off three straight games of thirty-plus points scored and only walked away with one win. With a struggling defense can a trade for Pittsburgh wide receiver Martavis Bryant give the Cowboys the edge they need?

Bryant is in a bad place with his current team the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has fallen out of favor and has even been demoted to the practice squad for Week 8.

Bryant has voiced his opinion and recently let the public know about his dissatisfaction with the Steelers’ organization.

Rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has seen an increase in playing time which has cut into Bryant’s’ time on the field. Bryant feels like he is a better player than Smith-Schuster, and on the final year of his contract the decrease in playing time is hurting his value.

The Cowboys have outside wide receivers; Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Brice Butler and rookie Noah Brown. Dez has struggled with drops while Williams is unable to catch without using his body.

Butler has raw talent but struggles in route running and separation, while Brown is still a rookie and needs to get acclimated to the speed of the NFL.

Martavis Bryant could fit in perfectly taking over snaps for Williams and seeing the playing time he has been missing in Pittsburgh.

Martavis would be more than a rent-a-player since his contract doesn’t expire until after 2018. And there is no price to winning a championship. If Bryant is the missing piece to taking the Cowboys offense to the next level, then there should be no question about adding the talented receiver.

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The Dallas Cowboys have been content to do nothing at the trade deadline in recent years but it’s time to bring a Super Bowl back to Dallas. There should be no hesitation if the price is right for Martavis Bryant.