Why the Dallas Cowboys should take a look at David Njoku

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

With a talented tight end looking for a new team, the Dallas Cowboys should show interest

David Njoku, tight end of the Cleveland Browns, officially requested a trade from the Browns organization Friday afternoon. Njoku had been unhappy in Cleveland the past year, wanting to be in a new environment. The talented tight end could give the Dallas Cowboys a playmaker at the tight end position heading into the 2020 season.

Njoku is just 23 years old, being in the NFL for just three seasons. He only played 4 games in 2019 but played all 32 games through the 2017 and 2018 seasons. His best statistical season came in 2018, racking up 56 receptions for 639 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. Njoku has great size for the tight end position, standing at 6-foot-4, 246 lbs.

Njoku would make a solid pairing with Jarwin on the Dallas Cowboys depth chart

The Cowboys lost all-time great tight end, Jason Witten, to the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason in free agency. A decision that likely hurts long-time Cowboys fans, opened up a bigger role for tight end Blake Jarwin, who showed flashes of explosiveness for the Cowboys throughout the 2019 season. The front office signed Jarwin to a contract extension in free agency and did not use a pick on a tight end in the 2020 NFL Draft.

While the team’s actions have shown faith in Jarwin being the starting tight end in the upcoming season, it would not hurt for the Cowboys to add another talent to the position room. If the Cowboys could land Njoku for a mid-round pick, the move would make sense given the potential upside and the lack of depth at the position.

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The move would only add to the already impressive receiving corps surrounding quarterback Dak Prescott, giving him even more reason to succeed in the 2020 season. While the Cowboys may have come out of the draft content with letting Jarwin head into the season as a starter, they should not let a chance to get a 23-year-old talent at a position of need go away. The move would only improve their offense and improve their chances of contending in the upcoming season.