Thursday, March 18, 2010
Dallas should think about Marshall
By Bill Williamson
If the Dallas Cowboys are interested in Oklahoma State prospect Dez Bryant, why wouldn’t they be interested in Denver restricted free agent Brandon Marshall?
Dallas has the No. 27 pick in the draft and it is planning to work out Bryant. Clearly, there is interest in adding a receiver. Bryant, even though he may slip down the draft board because of off-the-field questions, likely won’t be available at No. 27. Dallas would likely have to trade up to get him.
If the Cowboys want Marshall, they could very well get him for the No. 27 pick. Denver put a first-round tender on Marshall and would like a first-round pick in return for him.
Yes, Marshall wants a contract extension and he isn’t exactly looking for a bargain deal. Yes, Dallas also must address receiver Miles Austin. But Bryant wouldn't be a cheap pickup, either.
And we are talking about Jerry Jones here. There is enough money in Dallas for Marshall and Austin. If Dallas wants another big-play receiver, Marshall could be the answer.