While the Dallas wide receiver room remains cloudy for next season, there was a twist Wednesday night when former NFL player Ryan Clark tweeted a video of Wide Receiver Antonio Brown saying the Cowboys would be a team he's interested in playing for.
On the Pivot Podcast, hosted by former NFL stars Channing Crowder, Fred Taylor, and Clark, Brown said, “maybe Jerry Jones thinks it's sexy I'm putting out all this motivation, hard work, encouragement,” and that he's currently preparing for next season.
As the video circulated throughout Twitter, fans and analysts dropped their hot takes on the idea of the Cowboys and Brown linking up, and the most-popular dialogue was they felt Jones would be the owner to give him another shot despite his issues.
Brown, who is a former All-Pro wide receiver and member of the 2010s All-Decade Team, was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for this past two seasons before getting released for his antics. His problems included faking a COVID-19 vaccination card and walking off mid-game shirtless during the Bucs Week 17 Game last season, which ultimately led to his release.
Now I understand Brown would be a possible headcase for the Cowboys and their fans, but you can't deny his game is still at a high level, and he would ultimately serve as a huge weapon for Quarterback Dak Prescott.
In the past two seasons with the Bucs, Brown had 483 and 545 yards and that may not be big numbers to some fans, but you have to realize he only played half of the season in both years.
With that in mind, if you double his numbers to a full season, then his total yardage comes close to 1,000 yards or more, and those are higher than Wide Receiver Amari Cooper's numbers last year and similar to his 2020 season.
You can also consider that Jones has been known to sign players with issues or at least be linked to them, so it wouldn't be a surprise for him to take a flier on Brown and view him as a high-risk, high-reward player. Brown immediately takes the pressure off 3rd-year Wide Receiver Ceedee Lamb, who is getting proclaimed as the new WR1 if Cooper leaves, and he creates another three-headed monster in the WR room.
His contract would be a cheap option for a wideout who still has juice left in the tank, and the Cowboys won't have to take a wideout early and can wait till later rounds.