Saturday, August 4, 2012
Cowboys not after veteran WRs
By Todd Archer
OXNARD, Calif. – As visions of Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens or even Patrick Crayton dance in the minds of Cowboys fans aching for a veteran wide receiver, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said no.
The Cowboys will search for wide receivers with injuries (Miles Austin, Saalim Hakim) and defections (Cole Beasley), but not any name receivers.
“It’s not like the offense line,” Jones said, referring to the additions of veterans Derrick Dockery and Daniel Loper. “We’re looking more for guys to come in maybe compete and get on the practice squad or something. But we’re not looking at veteran guys at this point.”
The search is made a little more difficult by the fact that teams are allowed 90 players at training camp after being limited to 80 in recent years.
“It’s hard to find guys, especially guys who you want and who are in shape and can be productive,” Jones said. “It’s not easy.”