whether Dallas Cowboys Believe it or not, James Washington’s injury put him in a real bind. They simply can’t afford to put all their eggs in one basket in the hope that CeeDee Lamb can keep the passing game on their back and lead the team into 2022. That’s too much to ask of any player, let alone a player who has never really been “The Man” so far in his youth career.
The Cowboys would be wise to help cement the position in order to not only get the best out of CD Lamb, but the offense as a whole. To do this, they really only have two options, sign a free agent WR or trade one for one. There are interesting options no matter which direction they decide to go.
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The Cowboys still have options through free agency if they want to try to upgrade receiver status, but honestly, there’s a reason all of these players are still available. There are a lot of concerns with each of the WRs listed above, whether it’s a history of injury, a decline in sport, or age. Whatever the case, a business can produce better results and net production.
With this in mind, we have compiled a list of some of the young, talented wide receivers currently buried on the depth charts with their respective teams that the Dallas Cowboys could potentially acquire through trade.
Trade candidates from within NFC East Division
Over the years since trading for AJ Brown and drafting Devonta Smith, the Eagles have vastly improved and upgraded their receiving core, and because of that, WRs like Jalen Rigor and John Hightower are buried on the depth charts. While neither of them has made much of an impact in their professional careers yet, both can arguably help the Cowboys when acquired through trade.
There are rumors circulating that some of the Giant’s receivers, Darius Slayton and Kadarius Toni, are being bought for teams looking for more WR help. Both players could potentially help their own WR position as far as the Cowboys are concerned. Slayton is a deeper threat like James Washington was before his injury, while Tony is more of a gadget player. Of the two, Darius Slayton probably makes the most sense.
After locking up Terry McLaurin for a long time and drafting Jahan Dotson this off-season, Washington has a promising passing attack. While the WR fight behind them is wide open, players like Dimi Brown, Curtis Samuels, Cam Sims and Calvin Harmon could end up on the short end of the stick. Brown would be the ideal trading target for the Cowboys, but any of the others could be of interest.
Trade candidates from outside the circle
Denzel Mims, New York Jets
Mims is the second round pick (59th overall) of Jets East 2020. He played collegiately at Baylor and was someone the Cowboys showed interest in the pre-draft. He has intriguing size (6’3″, 207) and speed (4.38), but has really struggled to make an impact in his first two years in the NFL. In a change of scenery, and homecoming in Texas, he and the Cowboys The two can be mutually beneficial. Best of all she is WR4 on the depth chart right now behind Corey Davis, Eliza Moore and Garrett Wilson.
Trey Kwan Smith, New Orleans Saints
Smith is arguably the most experienced receiver on this list, but currently finds himself buried on the depth charts as the Saints WR4 or WR5. He is a former third-round pick by New Orleans in 2018 and is currently playing under a one-year contract. The 6’2″, 210-pound WR has averaged just over 30 receptions for about 400 receiving yards over the years, but if given more opportunity there’s reason to believe he’s more productive It is possible
Laviska Shenault, jacksonville jaguars
Shenault is a name we’ve heard for someone who may be available through trading. He was second round Jacksonville a few years ago, but never really developed into the playmate he envisioned when they picked him 42nd overall in 2020. Despite this, he is someone the Cowboys showed interest in pre-drafts and someone who could add some much-needed depth to the situation. The 6’1″, 227-pound WR can benefit greatly from playing with a CD lamb.
Jacob Meyers, new England Patriots
Meyers was the Patriots’ most targeted receiver in 2021, but despite this, he is currently ranked fourth on the depth chart behind Devonte Parker, Kendrick Bourne, Nelson Agholor and perhaps rookie WR Tyquan Thornton. The 6’2″, 200-pound WR is best off the slot, where he consistently creates separation with this exceptional footwork. He is currently playing in New England on a one-year deal and could be someone who Take immediate steps to upgrade Dallas’ passing game.
Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Johnson has unfortunately fallen victim to playing for a team that at the moment is fully pitched at wide receiver. With Mike Evans, Tyler Boyd, Russell Gage and Julio Jones currently in front of him on the depth chart, he sadly finds himself in the roster bubble in the 2022 season. It can certainly benefit a team like the Cowboys who need more WR assist. In Johnson, they would be adding an intriguing position type of WR, which has shown itself to be a dependable target in the passing game.