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.
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.