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Signing DeSean Jackson Would Make No Sense For The Dallas Cowboys

After the rival Philadelphia Eagles released star receiver DeSean Jackson, almost every NFL fan wanted their team to sign the six-year veteran. Although they have limited cap space, Cowboy fans love the spotlight and there were a few clamoring to sign the California product. After all, the Cowboys need another receiver on this team.

If the Dallas Cowboys signed DeSean Jackson, it would make absolutely no sense. Cowboy fans would be happy, but Jackson would ultimately be just a waste of money. While he is one of the fastest receivers in the league, Jackson would see his impact decrease on a slower-paced offense. Last year in Chip Kelly’s offense, Jackson flourished as he had career season. Dallas likes to spread it around, Jackson wouldn’t get as much production with the Cowboys as he did with the Eagles.

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Dez Bryant needs a complementary receiver across from him, and Jackson could provide that. I like Terrance Williams a lot, but I believe his skillset is better suited to play in the slot. An interesting thing is that Jackson and Williams are both relatively thin receivers. This is just another example of why signing Jackson would make no sense in Big D.

With so many needs on defense, the Cowboys should their leftover cap space to make upgrades in the defense. There a ton of quality defensive ends out there, and the Cowboys could pick one of them up to be a rotational player under Rod Marinelli.

Jackson is going to command a lot of money, and Jerry Jones should not use his valuable money on this player.Dallas’ offseason in 2014 has been a good one, despite what many people think. The Cowboys must continue to focus on improving their defense, rather than making a sexy signing by signing Jackson.

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    • Ryan Ratty

      Thanks for the comment and thanks for the reading the article, Scott.

  • voidhelix

    Ratty, yet another stupid article. In 2009, Jackson had 1156 yards receiving, another 137 rushing and 440 returning punts. He had 12 TD`s that year. You`ve naively bought into the Kelly offense`s speed as the reasoning for his 2013 success. In 2009, Jackson was a 1st team all-pro. There`s no telling how productive he`d have been that year if not for ST duties.

    • Ryan Ratty

      Thanks for the comment. I never said D-Jax was never good before 2013. But, 2013 was by far his best statistical season.

      • voidhelix

        Only in receiving yards, and Jackson missed a game in 2009. Overall it was his best year and wasn`t in a `fast paced` system.

  • Jake Jordan

    Cowboys are getting younger in many departments this year and I think they will save their money to sign Tyron Smith and Dez Bryant to long term contracts. Let the youth movement continue!!!