Should Cowboys add veteran WR?
July, 27, 2011
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- With Roy Williams gone, the Cowboys appear to be short in their wide receiver depth after Miles Austin and Dez Bryant.
Kevin Ogletree will get a chance to be the No. 3 wide receiver. Sam Hurd could be an option to return. They took Dwayne Harris late in the draft and they have Jesse Holley, Manny Johnson, Troy Bergeron, Teddy Williams and some other guys in camp.
Should the Cowboys go out and get a No. 3 wide receiver?
The biggest question is Bryant’s health. He missed most of his rookie training camp and all of the preseason with an ankle injury. He broke his ankle at Indianapolis with four games to go. He always seemed to have some nagging injury.
To me, that would be the only reason to get a No. 3 wide out; insurance for Bryant.
But if you’re wanting the Cowboys to get a No. 3 wide out because you’re not sure about Ogletree, Hurd and so many others, then I think you’re off base.
With Austin, Bryant, Jason Witten and Felix Jones, you’re looking at roughly 285-300 receptions among them. A No. 3 wide receiver would get about 30 catches, maybe. Economically speaking, to me, it would not make much sense to go grab a veteran, like a Lance Moore, Steve Breaston or Derrick Mason, for that type of production.
And, yes, I say all this realizing it is a big gamble to rely on Bryant.