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    The Cowboys Perfectly Handled the Need for a WR

    Although constantly bashed, the ' has done a good job the last few days by adding some who will really help the team's cause in 2018. They've added players to help on , and .

    It's hard to say they're not doing a great job by turning their around in this second wave of , but the biggest upgrade comes without a single doubt at the position. One of the most pressing needs in the team was clearly in the receiving department and the Cowboys' front office handled it as well as we could've hoped.

    Despite having some very well-known names in the WR room, the truth is that 's offense needed a new, fresh guy to provide this group a much-needed spark.

    has struggled to get back to his old self, failed to replicate his 2016 monster season last year when he started facing double-teams constantly, and has yet to prove he can be a reliable target on a consistent basis.

    Now, the Cowboys are bringing in the former Jaguar WR in an effort to create the “Dak-friendly offense” we've all been talking about.

    Naturally, everyone in is happy about the move. Year after year, we see a conservative approach to free agency and how some big time players never even look like a target for the front office.

    This time, though, stole Allen Hurns for a very friendly two-year deal that's only worth up to $12M.

    Even though many fans are convinced Hurns is the replacement for Dez Bryant, that doesn't seem to be the case. It really shouldn't be. While Bryant hasn't really justified his salary hit, the truth is the Cowboys don't get any better on the field without him.

    If we stick to football here, this team's offense has the opportunity to be one of the league's best if Hurns and Bryant can be on the field at the same time. As mentioned earlier, Hurns will be the spark this team definitely needs.

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    Teams will now have a hard time double-teaming Beasley, Bryant or Hurns while also being concerned about the game-changer that the Cowboys have in the with .

    Bryant's deal is definitely not team-friendly, but what was a great acquisition by the Cowboys could end up as a downgrade if they part ways with #88.

    Adding didn't stop WR from being a top need for the team, but Hurns did. With this signing, Dallas gets flexibility in the and can now stop thinking about or DJ Moore at 19.

    They could still try to find another guy in later rounds, but WR with a Day 1 or 2 pick may be out of the question now.

    Terrance Williams' contract provides him with job security. Due to his contract numbers, it's unlikely to see Dallas releasing him. However, could they get something for him if they decide to him? Probably not much, but if he remains a Cowboy, it's tough to see him getting a lot of playing time.

    Dak Prescott, Cole Beasley
    QB Dak Prescott and WR Cole Beasley (Tim Heitman / USA TODAY Sports)

    Cole Beasley, whether we like it or not, provides the team with a dilemma. may not be as productive and as good as he is, but he sure looks like Beasley's clone and a guy who could easily replace him if the Cowboys decide to trade Beasley.

    With Hurns on the team, they should really be looking at both Williams and Beasley as trade ammunition. What if you get really good value out of them?

    The wide receiver room will be the most interesting this offseason for the Dallas Cowboys. There are some really talented players there that will have this making some really, really tough decisions.

    However, as far as wide receiver is concerned, they should be really comfortable right now. When “decision time” comes, it'll be about who are the best guys, not the worst.

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    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    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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    Juan “Tecneak” Perez

    Love your article agree strongly. Just keep doing what you’re doing .

    Derek Robinson

    The COWBOYS got Hurns because he wanted to play for Dallas. He wanted to play with Dez. This could be the best receiver Corp in the NCF East. Maybe the league. A top notch receiver at a great price. Can’t wait to see, Dez, Hurns, Beasley and T. Will. With Zeke in the back field. “Pick your poison”

    BUDDY

    Yeah it’s good in theory and on paper but last year it was the same thing and look how that turned out. Our QB is the issue and until they get someone to compete with Dak and really give that qb a serious chance to play then it’ll be the same shit just another year. The qb is the issue!!!

    EverybodyTalks

    To me, it is really more an O-line issue than a Dak issue. Dak will continue to grow into his position. More important than the signing of Hurns are the Fleming and Morris signings. The hope is Fleming will be better than Chaz Green. Morris is back-up for Looney. I could see them having Chaz and Morris fight it out for starting Guard. Could also see them look for a Guard in the draft.

    pdstix78

    It’s a coaching thing. Until the QB gets the green light to put his foot on the gas, this is what we’ll continue to see. Poor coaching easily cost them @ least 3-4 games. Same on the defensive side. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to discover Byron Jones isn’t a safety

    Ervinlang318

    Dak had you jumping off your couch with joy in 2016 and Now he’s the only issue?
    Was it Dak Fault that………
    Dez and TWILL always batted up Balls that got Intercepted?
    Dez forgot how to run Routes and get separation?
    We threw on 3 straight plays on 4th and 2?
    Chaz Green allowed 6 sacks against Atlanta?
    Witten would run 4 yard curls when we needed 7yards?
    Every Team knew what play we were running next?
    Our coaching staff makes ZERO adjustments in the 2nd Half
    Our O-Line was terrible
    Zeke Was suspended

    I Can Keep going….

    yamean88

    I was praying for the hurns signing, then coupled with the others, I think helped us to beef up the def this year in the draft and maybe just maybe get that up grade at RB position behind zeke, say maybe sony mitchell anyone or that big guy from LSU or even scarboro from alabama, case closed!!!!

    BUDDY

    We signed a RB from Oakland last week. We traded a 4th or 5th. We won’t be signing a RB in the draft.

    EverybodyTalks

    It was a compensatory 5th, very late round and you could call it a 6th, for that matter. Never say never. We carried 3 RBs and a FB last year. It is not beyond the realm of possibility for the Boys to take an RB in the draft. Olawale is being called a FB and a replacement for Keith Smith. Remember. Rod Smith has also played FB, so there remains a chance we grab a late round RB in the draft.

    Travis Diggs

    I would start back up the Earl Thomas talks, push beasley and/or williams and some draft picks on Seattle( i mean we got 10 picks, do we need all of em??)

    Steve

    I agree with you Travis on the Earl Thomas talks, I believe JJ will trade T Will or Bees with a 5th fo Seattle for Thomas and extend his contract to another 4yr deal maybe, it seems like they may happen or a trade up in the draft for James but I believe Thomas will be a Cowboy because we have signed 2 Wr’s now and that gives us 5 and I know we need depth but I see one of them gone because of Seattle’s need after they let 2 Wr’s go in FA. Also I do look for us to draft a Rb in the draft and maybe even as high as a 4th because Morris is gone and we dont have what u would call a threat left on the roster and after Barkley which is a top 5 pick no brainer you have Guice LSU, Chubb GA, Michel GA, Jones II USC, Johnson Auburn, Scarbrough Alabama so there are plenty to pick from and we may even get one in the 3rd if those first mentioned slip.

    EverybodyTalks

    Seattle wanted a #1 and #3 for Earl, so why not jump up an get Derwin James in the 1st, with a possible 5 year contract? When you add up draft picks and contract, Derwin is cheap money compared to Earl Thomas with a HUGE upside.

    Emilio Gonzalez

    Mauricio I like your article very true about what you’re saying couldn’t agree more keep up the good work, writing bout the Dallas Cowboys and yourself. Thanks,Go Cowboys.

    Emilio Gonzalez

    Please let’s keep Dez Happy and Dak Prescott accuracy even better common DAK. THANKS

    EverybodyTalks

    Great perspective on how the WR situation has changed in just a few days. Agree that T.Will is safe due to his contract. Dez is safe also. Beasley is definitely exposed. You are already hearing from the rumor mill that he will be traded to the Patriots, since Amendola is no longer there. The draft became a whole lot more interesting on where they will go with the #19 pick. The only thing I disagree with is that the WR is wrapped up. I think these picks create a security blanket for a Calvin or DJ or whoever to develop and eventually replace Dez at the end of his contract.

    Russ_Te

    The Cowboys have signed 2 journeyman WR’s without speed. Not the solution. It only suggests they think it is, so won’t be drafting a WR high, and aren’t worried about stretching coverages.

    Then the prospect of paying Witten for years after he’s off the team and/or a backup. Didn’t learn anything from Romo about out-years on older players apparently.

    The Jones’s have done 1 good thing, Cameron Fleming. See the article, graded the best of 4 OT’s on the Patriots last year. He should be a big depth upgrade, and if a guard should go down conceivably Collins could move inside to fill that while Fleming goes to RT during the injury. This looks like a quality signing >

    https://nesn.com/2018/02/patriots-free-agency-should-new-england-re-sign-tackle-cameron-fleming/

    Rest of this off-season is abysmal. I got the “8-8 For The Next Three Years Blues”