ESPN Names Cowboys 'Best Fit' for Controversial Free Agent Still Available

With some veteran players still on the market, ESPN named the Cowboys as the best fit for one interesting option.
Sep 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (right) and son Stephen Jones
Sep 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (right) and son Stephen Jones / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It's been a rather quiet but eventful offseason for the Dallas Cowboys in 2024. Fans were under the assumption that management was going to be aggressive in improving the team after Jerry Jones told the fanbase they would be 'all-in.'

Obviously that hasn't been the case, as the bulk of the Cowboys' moves came into the NFL Draft. They made a few low-cost free-agent signings headlined by the return of RB Ezekiel Elliott.

With that being said, there are still some quality veteran options on the free-agent market, and the Cowboys were named the best fit for a controversial playmaker.

ESPN's Matt Bowen released an article (subscription needed) and named the best fit for the remaining free agents and his choice for the Cowboys was interesting.

Bowen named WR Michael Thomas as the best fit for both sides. He said, "In Mike McCarthy's offense, Thomas could compete with Jalen Tolbert for the No. 3 role alongside CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks. He could align as a boundary X and show his ability to work the seams out of the slot. He caught 39 passes in 2023 for 448 yards and a score."

In theory, it makes some sense as the Cowboys do need another WR on the outside. Everyone knows what Lamb is capable of doing but the offense could use another viable pass catcher.

The addition of Thomas could be questionable. The former Ohio State product has dealt with injuries that have limited him to just 20 games over the past three years. He also has the reputation of being a 'slant boy' which has stuck with him over the past couple of years.

Despite that, Thomas has been a productive player in this league. In seven seasons, he's grabbed 565 receptions for 6,569 receiving yards, and 36 touchdowns.

Dallas could bring in Thomas on a one-year, low cost deal if it wants, which could provide the Cowboys some extra juice on offense.

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