2. Kyle Pitts, Falcons TE
Who’s to say the “impactful addition” has to be a receiver?
With momentum building towards Dalton Schultz reaching the open market, the Cowboys quietly have a need at tight end. While Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot have promising futures, it would be smart to invest in an experienced tight end to allow the young duo to continue developing on their own timelines.
Pitts certainly fits the bill as an impactful pickup. You might be wondering why the Falcons would trade one of their most valuable young assets, but it wasn’t long ago they received trade calls for the former No. 4 overall pick leading up to the 2022 deadline.
Pitts hasn’t lived up to the hype coming out of Florida, but that can be attributed to inconsistent QB play, and Atlanta deploying a run-heavy offense. An MCL injury also limited the former Gator to 10 games last season. As a rookie, though, he set a slew of franchise records and finished with 1,026 receiving yards.
If the Falcons aren’t committed to making Pitts a focal part of their offense they might as well entertain trading him, and the Cowboys should be the first team on the phone, as he can double as a tight end and hybrid receiver.
It seems unlikely, but that’s why they call it a dark horse, right?