• Brian L. Barefield

With Training Camp Right Around The Corner, One Superstar WR Should Be On The Cowboys' Radar

With the loss of Amari Cooper, who was traded to the Cleveland Browns in the offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have placed their fate in wide receivers CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, free agent pickup James Washington and rookie Jalen Tolbert.

Lamb is expected to slide into the WR1 position with Cooper gone, which leaves WR2 open as Gallup recovers from an ACL injury. One name that has been popping up on the rumor mill is Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, who is searching for a huge payday.

Bleacher Report journalist Alex Kay believes that the Cowboys should at least explore the possibility of trading for Metcalf even though the price may be steep:

The 24-year-old skipped Seattle’s mandatory minicamp while holding out for his new deal. The Cowboys could swoop in and capitalize on this situation, offering the rebuilding Seahawks a package of draft capital in exchange for the rising star.

NFL Network’s Rich Eisen (h/t Mike Fisher of Cowboys Country) called it a move that Dallas owner Jerry Jones is “built to make,” highlighting the allure of Metcalf in a Cowboys uniform during marquee matchups:

“Dallas should be on the phone to Seattle right now. How huge would DK Metcalf be with a star on the side of his helmet? … I do appreciate his star ability to make himself a figurative star wherever he goes, but the star on the side of that helmet. Thanksgiving days, Monday nights, Sunday nights.”

The Cowboys have all their draft picks in 2023 and could work out the cap space situation it would require, even though they are sitting on $20 million right now. Metcalf finished the 2021 season with 75 receptions and 967 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns.

The Philadelphia Eagles are putting all the necessary weapons around quarterback Jalen Hurts by acquiring A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans in a draft day trade and immediately giving him a four-year, $100 million deal.

Dallas may want to call the Seahawks front office to see what it would take to acquire Metcalf.

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