Dallas Cowboys: Top Five Free Agent Receivers to Target

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 24: Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 24: Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins /
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BALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 3: Wide Receiver Mike Wallace /

2. Mike Wallace

He might have already seen his best days but the speedster Mike Wallace is far from washed up. The former third round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers made a name for himself taking the top off of defenses. Following a few highly productive seasons there he followed the money and weather down south to Miami.

He floundered in Miami as he endured their nightmare QB situation and traded it for Minnesota and their nightmare QB situation. He then traveled to Baltimore to try to salvage his once-amazing career. In his two seasons in Baltimore he had 124 catches for 1,765 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also averaged over 14 yards per reception and contributed 21 plays of 20+ yards and 9 plays 40+ yards.

It’s safe to say Dallas has been missing that element to their offense.

Wallace has enjoyed his time in Baltimore and has said he wants to return. Even though he’ll be reasonably priced, the Ravens may have problems affording him since they already have Jeremy Maclin under contract for one more year.

If Baltimore cuts Maclin to sign Wallace it would be unfortunate for Dallas but it could also net Dallas Maclin at a fraction of the cost. Baltimore is worth watching this winter because there’s a good chance one of these guys gets cut loose and either one could fill a special need for the Cowboys in 2018.

At age 31, Wallace may not have the 4.28 speed he flashed at the combine nearly a decade ago. But anyone watching him play can see he still has that deep speed. That same deep speed the Cowboys covet.