Option 2: DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver, Arizona Cardinals
The Dallas Cowboys have said and shown they will play CeeDee Lamb more in the slot. With that being the case, getting a receiver who can win the battle on the outside is important. You can find worse options than Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Yes, he is coming off a down season where he only played 9 games and hauled in 64 receptions for 717 yards and 3 touchdowns. However, don’t be fooled – this guy is still a baller. A suspension and an injured quarterback would affect any receiver’s production, but their loss could be the Cowboys gain. With a $30 million cap hit facing them, the Cardinals almost have to make some sort of move to help their cap situation. The Dallas Cowboys should be hoping for a release, but the Cardinals are sure to push for a trade.
Dallas will have competition for Hopkins’ services. There are rumors of the Chiefs and Giants having interest in the wide receiver. Would you give a second round pick up for this contract? Maybe. According to Spotrac.com, he has two years left on his deal worth $19 million and $14 million. The team still has another year before they have to do anything with Lamb’s contract. So, from a money standpoint, it’s more than Stefon Diggs but if the team only has to give up a second round pick it may be worth it.
What would he do for Dak Prescott? Think of it from this standpoint – he is a savvy route running with excellent hand-eye coordination who can still get past defenders. Not to mention, he would be pushing out Noah Brown, allowing Michael Gallup to be fully ready and giving Jalen Tolbert another year to learn. Not a bad option.