Dallas Cowboys to host wide receiver Allen Hurns


Recently released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, wide receiver Allen Hurns will visit the Dallas Cowboys as a potential Dez Bryant replacement.

The Dallas Cowboys saga surrounding the future of wide receiver Dez Bryant continues. And there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight. After failed attempts to go after free agent receivers like Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson, the Cowboys seemed satisfied to stick with Bryant and pay his inflated salary.

Then, the Jacksonville Jaguars opted to release four-year wide receiver Allen Hurns on Tuesday. Dallas’ front office jumped at the opportunity and are scheduled to host the 26-year old wide out on Wednesday. In fact, Hurns was scheduled to visit the New York Jets first. But bad weather forced him to cancel his flight, therefore he’ll be coming to Texas first. Maybe it’s fate?

Hurns is a 6-foot-3, 201 pound wide out who went undrafted out of Miami (FL.) in 2014. He had a breakout rookie season in Jacksonville, posting 51 receptions for 677 yards and six touchdowns. The following year, Hurns recorded his lone 1,000+ yard season, racking up 64 catches for 1,031 yards and a whopping 10 touchdowns. The Jaguars inked him to a five-year, $41 million deal afterwards.

In 2016, a severe hamstring injury limited the talented receiver. Last season, it was an ankle injury that forced Hurns to miss six games. But he returned strong in the playoffs, posting six receptions for 80 yards in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patroits.

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By releasing Allen Hurns, the Jags save $7 million against their salary cap. But they also allow a young, talented player to hit the open market. The Dallas Cowboys, who have clearly been seeking an upgrade in their wide receiver corps, should not allow Hurns to leave their facilities without having inked him to a deal.