Dallas Cowboys: 5 free agent WRs to replace Michael Gallup

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Dallas Cowboys search for WR3

Will Fuller

Age: 27

Will Fuller comes with varying levels of risk and reward we should all be willing to consider. The risk is tied to his health and the offense’s dependency on the 6-foot-1 burner from Notre Dame. In Fuller’s six-year career, he’s never played a full season.  In fact, Fuller has missed at least five games in every season but one.

But when Fuller is on the field, he’s a difference maker and opens things up for everyone else in a way very few players can do in this league.

Take his time in Houston, for example: When Will Fuller was on the field, Deshaun Watson averaged 8.8 yards per attempt passing. When Fuller was not, that average dropped over a yard to 7.6 yards/attempt. DeAndre Hopkins was always the better receiver, but teams had to adjust to Fuller’s speed and that created bigger plays for the entire offense.

Will Fuller played on a one-year $10 million deal last season, and after missing nearly the whole darn thing, he’s going to come cheap in 2022. If Dallas wanted to save money and avoid a multi-year commitment, Fuller may be the move to make since he comes with tremendous upside.

They say, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” and that is especially true when discussing Will Fuller. No one should be banking on Fuller to be a vital part of their offense this season. If the Dallas Cowboys went this route, they’d want to package him with another veteran to fill in for the inevitable absence.

But again, the Cowboys are in the unique situation to offer that. They don’t NEED Will Fuller to have a potent attack. Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb already make this offense elite. Fuller just adds an extra element to the attack that spreads things out and creates more opportunities for others.

Money is key here but Fuller could build up significant value for himself if he plays the WR3 role in Dallas for a season so one would think he’d be open to a cheap one-year deal.