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Can WR Brice Butler Help Improve Cowboys Passing Game?

In a somewhat confusing move, the decided to re-add to the roster in order to get something more out of the , which to be honest has been pretty putrid in the first two games of the . Something needed to be done, but I'm not sure that Butler is the answer.

I'm going to agree with my fellow Staff Writer, Jess Haynie, in saying that the Cowboys decision to reunite with Brice Butler makes no sense. Jess is actually much more polite than I would've been when I initially found out about this transaction. I personally hate the move and I'm not afraid to say it. But ultimately, it wasn't my decision to make and the only thing that really matters here is whether or not Butler can help improve the passing game?

With all of the questions surrounding the Cowboys receivers, Butler's addition just adds another one. Unfortunately, we are two games into the 2018 season and the receiver position still remains the biggest unknown. No one has really stepped up their game and with the exception of 's touchdown catch last week, there hasn't been any big plays in the passing game.

I don't really know how Brice Butler is supposed to improve things. Is he supposed to be the “go to” receiver now? Is he any better than what the Cowboys already have on the roster? Or, will he end up being more of a progress stopper? Like I said, he just adds more questions to be answered.

I for one don't see any upside in adding Butler. Yes, has a bond with him, but nothing ever really materialized there when #19 was here previously. He showed flashes, like he has at all of his stops in the NFL, but his inconsistencies couldn't convince the to play him more. So, what's changed?

Brice Butler, Cole Beasley, Dez Bryant
Dallas Cowboys WR Brice Butler

The obvious answer here would be the subtraction of and in the passing game. That's quite a bit of production missing that has yet to be accounted for. But again, I am still not buying into the Butler addition as a solution.

I know it sounds like I'm slamming Brice Butler pretty hard, but there was a time when I wanted to see him on the field more. Like many of you, the past few seasons I wanted to see him receive a promotion over , but unfortunately that never happened. But, that was then and this is now.

Personally, I would much rather see , Tavon Austin, or be worked more into the offensive . I just feel that we have already seen what Brice Butler has to offer and it just wasn't good enough for him to stick around before. It's time to move forward, not back.

There is a reason Butler was a . I mean, he wasn't even good enough to stick with , who probably have more problems at WR than the Cowboys. But who knows? Maybe I'll end up being wrong and he'll finally play up to his true potential and talent. Wouldn't that be great?

Now, this is just one person's , but I just don't see Brice Butler improving the passing game for the Dallas Cowboys. I think the only way that happens is if Dak Prescott reaches the next phase in his development. Until then, I don't see things improving much. But, that's an article for another time.

How do you feel about the Dallas Cowboys reuniting with Brice Butler?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
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Sean Leonard

Obviously, these writers are blind. Brice Butler can come in on running downs and not tip the defense off to what we are doing on offense. Brice is a big body receiver that can block, but also go over the top of the defense as well. Who else on this offense can do that. If you see Beasley, Austin and Thompson, you would suspect it is a passing play. When T-will comes in the game you suspect it is a running play, but no one fears him going over the top. Since we have no creativity on offense our strategy is predicated on personnel. Dallas is trying to get the 8th man out of box for Zeke to run.

Brian Martin

What makes you think Butler is capable of doing such things? He didn’t do it when he was here previously. Why should things change now? I’m personally hoping this pays off, but I’m skeptical. The coaching staff hasn’t shown they can put their players in the best position to succeed.

Sean Leonard

Obviously Dak wants him back. Im sure that Stephen and crew would have touched base with Dak before pulling trigger. Its been confirmed that Dak and Brice would put in work after practice together, contrary to the 16 mil per year franchise receiver, who thought he could slant and fade route his way through his contract.

Randy Martin

Butler “blah, blah, blah…can take the top of the offense…blah, blah, blah.” We heard this mumbo jumbo the whole time he was here and he takes the top off of nothing and adds nothing to this offense. When Dez was out and injured he did nothing either. He failed in Oakland, he failed in Dallas, and he couldn’t even stay on the team in Arizona when they are starving for receivers. I will be happy to eat my words but feel very confident I won’t have to. This is the worst FA signing I can remember in recent years and it smells of desperation.

Hector Espindola

Now we know! The explanation is elsewhere, especifically on T Will imminent suspension, so Buttler for T Will. Debatable if he is an upgrade, but certainly a player who Dak knows, just as T Will, nothing less, nothing more.

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