The Dallas Cowboys may be looking to add another speedy wide receiver as training camp begins. Should the team attempt to land DeSean Jackson?
The Dallas Cowboys have a pretty large crop of wide receivers however none of them will really draw double teams or a lot of attention. Defenders will likely be content to sit in man coverage and take a chance on any of these guys breaking free.
While that my workout for the Cowboys it still seems like they are missing a piece in this receiving corps. DeSean Jackson has not really clicked with Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be looking to cut ties with the speedy receiver.
After an abysmal 2017 which was not all on DJax rather the Buc’s offensive play calling, the team could be looking to sell Jackson and get a draft pick in return. The Buccaneers have a ton of young wide receivers who are hungry and looking for opportunities.
Jackson missed a lot of 2017 with a nagging injury but looked pretty sharp and ran crisp routes when he was on the field. He is still the game-breaking playmaker of years ago his body just needs a lot more management and care.
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I am certain Jackson would relish the idea of scoring a touchdown against his former team the Philadelphia Eagles twice a season. Buccaneers wide receiver Adam Humphries also emerged a similar and much cheaper option.
While not as effective in the red zone he still managed to rack up just about the same number of receiving yards and legitimately looked in sync with Jameis Winston on short/intermediate routes. So why would the Dallas Cowboys take a chance on Jackson? Well, why not?
Jackson at his worst is an excellent third-string receiver, at best he could start over most of the players the Cowboys have at the wide receiver position. At 31 years old Jackson likely is reaching the tail end of relevance in his career so why not go out with a bang?
Even though it goes against most of what the Dallas Cowboys have done in recent memory, adding a player who can warn the young guys about the pitfalls of the NFL while also teach them how to utilize their speed to it’s fullest extent is absolutely necessary. He would also give this offense a player teams genuinely had to be afraid of and that is hard to come by in the NFL these days.
The main question would become would you trade one of the current top five Cowboy receivers for Jackson as it is likely the team would have to release someone. At this stage in the offseason, only one person comes to mind and it would have to be Terrance Williams.
If Williams gets suspended or runs into another incident expect his spot to come into question.