The Dallas Cowboys attempted to acquire disgruntled Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline,
according to reports. The Cowboys and Texans ultimately couldn’t sort through the financial
difficulties in relation to Cooks’ contract in order to execute a deal in time.
It indicates the Cowboys realize they have a glaring need at receiver, however.
Secondary pass-catching options have been an issue behind CeeDee Lamb .
Michael Gallup continues to round back into form after undergoing knee surgery for last year’s season-ending torn ACL
. Starting tight end Dalton Schultz is playing through some injury concerns and has been less effective as a result.
Schultz is playing on the franchise tag and may depart in free agency.
The Cowboys’ decision-makers may look toward the 2023 NFL Draft to round out their receiver room.
Adding a high-level contributor will be a necessity this offseason.
We’ve swiftly identified three receiver prospects the Cowboys must be scouting closely.
SMU’s Rashee Rice may be the most dynamic receiver in college football.
Rice has already totaled 62 receptions for a career-high 982 receiving yards and six touchdowns through eight contests.
He’s inching towards producing the first 1,000-yard season of his career.
Rice is averaging an explosive 15.8 yards per reception and is a natural run-after-catch threat in the open field.
He projects as a second-or-third round selection.