4 wide receivers the Dallas Cowboys should target at trade deadline

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1. Denzel Mims, New York Jets

Denzel Mims has become a forgotten man with the New York Jets. The former second-round pick from Baylor had 357 yards as a rookie but then regressed in year two with just 133 yards.

He’s fallen even further down the depth chart this season and the Jets were even shopping the 6-foot-3, 207-pound wideout during the offseason. Dallas was one of the teams linked to him back then and after seven games, it would be wise to revisit the idea.

The Cowboys could use another depth piece and Mims is just 25 years of age, so there could be plenty of good years ahead of him. It’s also clear the Jets have no interest in utilizing him since his four-yard reception against Denver was his first catch of the season in 2022.

The one holdup appears to be the asking price. The Cowboys don’t want to give up much for a guy who New York doesn’t think highly of but it still feels like a fifth-round pick could get it done, and Mims put on a show in the preseason that most fifth-round picks couldn’t accomplish.


In addition to his ability as a receiver, Mims has shown a willingness to block in the run game. Against the Broncos in Week 7, he laid out a powerful block on the Breece Hall touchdown run.

Dallas is in far too tough of a division not to try and get better on offense and perhaps adding a former second-round pick with a lot to prove could help in that regard.