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Cowboys WR Signings Aren’t About Dez, Could They Draft Another at 19?

What started off as a boring sure has gotten a bit interesting in the last few days, especially for the position. Ever since the ended quite before it should have, and the future of the receiving corps in Dallas has been one of the most discussed topics among Cowboys' fans.

With the recent signings, inevitably questions arise. Specifically when talking about the former Jaguar , one naturally wonders whether or not it will affect Bryant's position on the team.

It certainly doesn't appear to be the case, judging by comments from the team's , who appear to be convinced that Dez will be throwing up the X while wearing on his helmet next season.

However, a talk between the Dallas Cowboys franchise leader in touchdown catches and the team still needs to take place. Dez will have a huge cap hit of $16.5M in 2018 and with him failing to justify his salary over the last three years, that's something that should probably change.

Although we know about the mutual love that exists between the franchise and the player, it's a very intriguing story. Allen Hurns is now on the team, the Cowboys are hosting multiple wide receiver Draft prospects and well, Bryant did say “Hell no” when asked about a potential pay cut back in December.

Sure, it looks like Dez is staying, but should really be keeping an eye out for the outcomes of the much-awaited meeting.

“I certainly have not had a thought about talking with him that did not anticipate him being with us.” Jerry Jones on future meeting with Dez Bryant.

Last week, I wrote about how the Cowboys nailed the wide receiver position by signing Allen Hurns and (seemingly) deciding to keep Dez on the roster. With both on the field, your is clearly improved. However, replacing Bryant with Hurns undoubtedly downgrades the team's .

Say the Cowboys are indeed keeping Dez… the WR room will be loaded. ' and even 's jobs in Dallas will be put at doubt. Both could be valuable assets.

Should the Cowboys consider taking another wide receiver in the in a class full of quality guys at the position?

Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Set to Meet with Alabama WR Calvin Ridley 1
WR  (John David Mercer / Sports)

Before getting Allen Hurns aboard, WR had to be among the team's top needs. However, now there are other positions that feel more urgent, such as , and even (although I wouldn't be a fan of taking a linemen at 19).

Dallas should still be looking for a good receiver in the Draft, but a Day 1 pick shouldn't be worth the investment. There are many good prospects who'll be available in later rounds, and now that it isn't a pressing need, the Cowboys should be fine with waiting.

Allen Hurns is only 26 years old and with an inexpensive two-year deal in Dallas, he looks like the answer right now at WR. If Dez has yet another down year, Hurns could be the heir to Bryant's role on the offense in 2019.

The Cowboys have a lot of money invested in receivers, giving the WR room the “most intriguing position” title on the team for the rest of the offseason.

With going into the third year of his contract, things better work out for a team that must take advantage of its young fourth-round .

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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Mr. Jaguar

Here comes Ridley

Hector Espindola

Don’t think WR at 19. Hurns is our WR2 (an excellent upgrade). There are good receivers to be taken at day 3. Even thinking on BPA at 19, there are better players at LB, S, OL an DL. However, LB at 19 seems the call, to replace Hitch and eventually Lee.

Mr. Jaguar

I rather have dj moore, with Garrett headed to Alabama. There is a good chance that the Cowboys trade up pass the Ravens to get Ridley.
Also historical trends to lean on offense when Garrett visits college campuses.
In 2011 Smith USC- 2016- Elliott-Ohio State.
With the Cowboys hoisting the Draft Imo Jerry makes a splash.
Same can be said regarding LB, in 2nd round where the LB Leonard South Carolina State imo is better than Evans who has been injury prone during his time@ Alabama. Just my two cents worth.

Travis Diggs

Trade beasley, drop T will on the depth chart, and draft 1 of 3, Ridley, Kirk, or Moore


Agree – get a top WR who scares defenders, if the chance to do it is available.


D.J. Chark, WR, LSU

Height: 6-2. Weight: 199. Arm: 33. Hand 9.25.
40 Time: 4.34.
Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

3/10/18: Chark had 40 receptions for 874 yards and three
touchdowns in 2017. Once again, LSU’s limitations in the passing game
restricted the roster’s receiving talent. Some sources say they are
grading Chark as a mid-rounder. Others think he will go higher on the
second day of the 2018 NFL Draft. Chark had a solid week at the Senior
Bowl, where he pushed the defense vertically, showing quickness and
athleticism to make plays downfield. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Chark
notched a superb 40 time to illustrate his deep speed for the NFL.

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Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida

Height: 6-4. Weight: 206. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 10.
40 Time: 4.37.
Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

3/10/18: In 2017, Valdes-Scantling made 53 catches for 879
yards and six touchdowns. He is a tall receiver with mismatch height. In
his previous three seasons, Valdes-Scantling had 22 receptions in each
year. He recorded an excellent 40 time at the combine to help himself.

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