Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Jerry: Cowboys won't sign a veteran WR
By Tim MacMahon
Jerry Jones acknowledged that the Cowboys have a need for depth at wide receiver with a hamstring strain probably sidelining Miles Austin until after Thanksgiving.
But Jones ruled out signing a veteran wide receiver to fill the void.
“We’ve got [Dwayne] Harris on the practice squad,” Jones said on KRLD-FM, referring to the sixth-round pick who was demoted from the active roster a couple of weeks ago. “That’ll be where we limit it to. It won’t be away from the roster.”
Harris only played one offensive snap during his five games on the active roster. His primary role was as a punt returner, which could also be a need if the coaches opt not to risk Dez Bryant in that role with Austin out.
While Harris isn’t ready to be a major contributor on offense, the Cowboys apparently don’t believe there is an available veteran who could help immediately. It’s almost as if they didn’t see Terrell Owens’ scouts-free, nationally televised workout.