Discarded Jets playmaker would be perfect final addition to Cowboys WR room

  • Questions at WR behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks.  
  • Michael Gallup coming off the worst season of his career.
  • Another body at training camp couldn't hurt.
Aug 28, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA;  New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (11)
Aug 28, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (11) / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

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Between Tony Pollard failing to sign an extension before Monday's deadline and Zack Martin considering holding out amid frustration with his current contract not reflecting his value, we're slowly but surely returning to a sense of normalcy before training camp.

Mike McCarthy and Dan Quinn will have multiple battles to monitor in Oxnard. The starting tight end job springs to mind, but the RB2 spot is up for grabs and the WR4 battle presumably between a rejuvenated Jalen Tolbert and Simi Fehoko is arguably the most compelling battle of them all.

Speaking of the WR position, it couldn't hurt for the Cowboys to add another body to the mix at training camp. CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks are an elite duo, but fans (rightly) have reservations about the rest of the room, including Michael Gallup after his injury-slowed 2022.

Jets outcast Denzel Mims is someone Cowboys fans have had their eye on and the latest buzz indicates he could be on his way out of New York.

The Cowboys should sign Denzel Mims if he's released by the Jets.

The Jets are working to find a trade partner for Mims. As unlikely as that may seem, a desperate squad sequestered to the back of the waiver order could make a last-ditch offer to ensure they acquire him over a team that could simply submit a waiver claim and land him outright.

A seventh-round pick could get it done, but Dallas likely would much rather wait for Mims to get waived. What's interesting is that Mims can be claimed as early as Thursday if he's waived on Wednesday, so the Cowboys need to keep close tabs on this story as it evolves over the next 24 hours.

Regardless, Cowboys Twitter is itching for the team to get a hold of Mims.

The interest is real, and it's actually long-standing.

Mims was a popular name in trade rumors last preseason after he requested a trade through his agent. Nothing materialized, but it's no surprise he and the Jets are headed for a divorce after they signed Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman and Randall Cobb in free agency to join Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis.

At 6-foot-3 and 207 pounds with a 9.75 relative athletic score coming out of Baylor -- he clocked a 4.38 40-yard dash, 6.66 three-cone time and 10-foot-11 broad jump at the 2020 combine -- Mims represents what the Cowboys don't currently have in their receiver room: a speedy big body who plays above the rim.

A Dangerfield, TX native Mims was one of a handful of WRs who interviewed virtually with the Cowboys leading up to the 2020 draft.

Mims would be a dart throw more than anything, but low-risk, high-reward moves have been the theme of Dallas' offseason.

Why not try one more?

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