The Dallas Cowboys fulfilled fans wishes when they traded for Brandin Cooks. The receiver room needed an injection of talent, and Cooks fits that bill with room to spare having posted six 1,000-yard seasons in his career.
That said, it couldn’t hurt to start looking at the future of the position. CeeDee Lamb is the only lock to be with the team beyond 2024, and the upcoming draft presents a golden opportunity to invest in another pass-catcher.
Nobody knows the Cowboys draft plans, but they seemingly have their eye on two speedy prospects who could be available on Day 2.
At North Carolina’s pro day, Josh Downs told reporters he had a meeting scheduled with the Cowboys. Downs is considered one of the top slot wideouts in the draft and is generating buzz for his short-area quickness, route-running and change-of-direction in tight windows.
Downs capped his final two years in Chapel Hill with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, 19 touchdowns, and 12.05 yards per catch.
Just as exciting, however, is the fact that Dallas hosted Houston speedster Nathaniel “Tank” Dell for a workout on Tuesday.
More Cowboys News:
- Dell posted an underwhelming RAS at the Combine, but that doesn’t paper over his exceptional collegiate career. In 2021, Dell earned first-team All-AAC honors after catching 90 passes for 1,329 yards and 12 scores. He earned the same feat as a senior after compiling 109 catches for 1,398 yards and 17 touchdowns. Dell is undersized at 5-8 and 165 pounds, but he’s a highlight waiting to happen after the catch, can play outside and inside, and has vast experience returning kicks and punts for the Cougars.
- Speaking at the owner’s meetings, Jerry Jones said he wants the NFL to release the findings of Mary Jo White’s investigation into Commanders owner Dan Snyder. Jones claims to know what’s in the report, and commissioner Roger Goodell pushed back hard.
- “Well, that would be impossible,” said Goodell. “The only person I know that knows anything about the investigation is Mary Jo White and her counterparts. I don’t know any of those things. Mary Jo White is a professional, she’s incredibly thorough and not giving access to anybody. So I’m comfortable in that point.”
- Somewhat surprisingly, the Falcons signed veteran DE Calais Campbell to a one-year contract. It was speculated the 36-year-old defender would sign with a contender to compete for his first Super Bowl, but he’ll look to spark what is an improved Atlanta defense on paper.
- NFL owners didn’t vote on a rule to allow games to be flexed into Thursday night, but they agreed to allow teams to play a maximum of two short-week games. Essentially, some teams could now play two TNF games, while others wouldn’t have to play any.
- The Lions and free agent receiver Marvin Jones agreed to a one-year $3 million contract. The 33-year-old spent the last two seasons in Jacksonville, but spent the previous four years in the Motor City.