Should The Cowboys Consider Adding Troubled WR Josh Gordon? ⋆
Connect with us

Should The Cowboys Consider Adding Troubled WR Josh Gordon?

Should The Cowboys Consider Adding Troubled WR Josh Gordon?

Star Blog

Should The Cowboys Consider Adding Troubled WR Josh Gordon?

Should The Cowboys Consider Adding Troubled WR Josh Gordon?

It was announced last week that wide receiver Josh Gordon isn’t quite ready to give up on his NFL career and will be applying for reinstatement from his suspension. This could possibly be really good news for the Dallas Cowboys and I think they should absolutely consider adding the troubled WR to help fill the void left by Terrance Williams and Brice Butler.

Of course, there are two things that have to happen first in order for this to remotely even be a possibility. First, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has to grant Gordon’s reinstatement, which is no sure thing. Second, the Cleveland Browns would have to be willing to part ways with him since he is still technically under contract.

There is no way of knowing what Goodell will do, but there is a good chance the Cleveland Browns and head coach Hue Jackson will move on from Gordon, either by releasing him or  seeing what they could get in return via trade.

It’s doubtful that the Dallas Cowboys will trade for Gordon, but if released they could bring him in and see where his head is at. It would have to be on an incentive-based deal, but it could be one of those low risk high reward situations that could pay off big time, especially if he can return to his 2013 form when he caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns.

WR Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon’s Troubled Past

Just in case you have forgotten, Josh Gordon has spent more time off the field because of his suspensions than he has on it. His troubles really started back in 2011 when he was dismissed from Baylor University after testing positive and failing a drug test for marijuana. He later  transferred to Utah, but ended up sitting out the entire season instead before ultimately deciding to enter into the 2012 supplemental draft.

The Dallas Cowboys showed an interest in making Josh Gordon a member of the organization at this point and even placed a third-round bid on him. The Cleveland Browns however beat the Cowboys to the punch by bidding a second round draft pick in order to secure his services.

Gordon would go on to start 13 games as a rookie and caught 50 passes for 805 yards and five touchdowns. But, it was his second year in the NFL that has teams around the league still salivating over the type of player he could be if he is ever able to get his act together. He was one of the best WRs in 2013 catching 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns from quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer. Unfortunately, 2013 was also his last full season in the NFL due to multiple suspensions.

WR Josh Gordon

Is Josh Gordon worth the risk?

The short answer to this question would be absolutely. Josh Gordon is a tremendous athlete and at 6’3″, 225, he is exactly the prototypical WR the Dallas Cowboys like on their roster.

If reinstated by the NFL and released by the Cleveland Browns, Gordon would absolutely be the type of player that could take the Cowboys offense to an even higher level. With his size and speed, he would be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. Defenses would have to devote extra attention to him, thus creating more opportunities for Dez Bryant on the opposite side and taking a defender out of the box for Ezekiel Elliott in the running game.

Due to his multiple suspensions and not playing since 2013, Gordon could be signed to an inexpensive incentive-based contract by the Cowboys. With their current salary cap situation, this would be ideal for the Cowboys, while also giving Gordon a chance to resurrect his career in the NFL.

∼∼∼

There are a lot of things that need to fall into place for the Dallas Cowboys in order for this to be a consideration in the first place. But, this is absolutely the type of move I could see them making if they are serious about making a push for the Super Bowl in 2017.

Josh Gordon would absolutely improve the Cowboys offense and give quarterback Dak Prescott yet another dangerous weapon in the passing game. Even though the 2017 wide receiver draft class has some good receivers that could come in and contribute as rookies, there simply isn’t a single WR that possesses the same kind of talent as Josh Gordon.

I would personally love to see this happen, but let me hear what you think in the comment section below.

Does Josh Gordon make sense for the Dallas Cowboys?

Brian Martin

Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

11 Comments
  • Randy Martin

    Oh the enigma that is Josh Gordon! Clearly one of the most gifted and talented receivers in the league he is at a crossroads in his career. He is said to work very hard and no indications of being a problem in the clubhouse. He does have a paternity lawsuit pending but that should not affect his ability to play. Given that he has applied for reinstatement, one would assume he has a continual history since his rehab last fall of passed urine tests. If memory serves he wasn’t even supposed to have alcohol but I might be wrong on that. Does he fit JG’s RKG philosophy? Probably not, but if he has put that behind him this time, and he is hungry to show the league his talents again, and Cleveland releases him…which is a big if, I would absolutely love to see him lined up with Dez, and Zeke, and Dak! One year prove-it contract, low risk-high reward. Fireworks in Big D!

    • Brian Martin

      I think the Cleveland Browns are ready to move on. I would actually try to sign him to a two-year incentive-based contract with an option for a third year. I think he is the RKG. He loves the game of football and is a hard worker. He just can’t get out of his own way with drugs and alcohol.

    • pssportscards

      paternity test and suit were wrapped up eons ago

      • Randy Martin

        My bad…Google supplied me with outdated information. I see now he complied and was found to be the father a the the end of September, a little over 5 months ago. Eons? Not sure 5 months equals eons but ok.

  • Junkman Junior

    thesaurus – absolutely…. you’re welcome…

  • pssportscards

    These stories are all just kind of annoying. Every team in the league has local blogs and sites that write “Should the _____ sign Josh Gordon?” stories. He probably makes sense for every team in the league if he is willing to sign a prove-it deal. Cowboys stink anyway, with or without him. Fluke year wasted – now back to mediocrity.

    • Randy Martin

      And who would your team be pissportcards?

  • Kevin Malone

    The Browns need to keep him. If they were going to move on, they would have already done so. They cut ties with dumbass Manziel but still hangin on to Flash

    • Brian Martin

      I don’t know why the Browns haven’t released him yet. Hue Jackson was ready to move on last year. They may still be holding out hope that he can turn things around, but we will never know until Gordon is actually reinstated.

  • Saul molina

    SIGN JOSH GORDON!!!!

  • deal with it

    moot point now but he’s not worth the trouble anyway.

Reader Survey

Want to help make Inside The Star better?

We’re collecting feedback from our readers about the site. It only takes <2 minutes to complete, and can be done from any device.

> Take the survey now

Don’t worry, your information will not be shared with anyone but me (Bryson T.).

Cowboys News Feed App for Android

Popular Now

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Advertisement
Enjoy 40% commissions on officially licensed products as a FanPrint affiliate. You can even make your own, fully licensed Cowboys and player designs! Get started here
To Top