After acquiring Brandin Cooks in a trade, the Dallas Cowboys strengthened the nucleus of their wide receivers, but there is still area for possible depth at the position. Jarvis Landry, a five-time Pro Bowl standout, is still a free agent and would give the Cowboys’ receiving corps some competition behind Brandin Cooks and CeeDee Lamb.

The wide receiver might still be a good acquisition if seen as a complementary receiver who could compete with Michael Gallup and Jalen Tolbert for touches even if his days as a Pro Bowler are probably behind. The great receiver most recently agreed to a one-year, $3 million agreement with the Saints for 2022 after previously signing a five-year, $75 million contract with the Browns.

Given that Landry’s output has dropped for three consecutive seasons, Dallas could be able to sign the veteran to a contract that is even more team-friendly for 2023. In 9 appearances in 2022, Landry recorded 25 catches for 272 receiving yards and 1 score. Two seasons have passed since the former Pro Bowler’s 72 receptions for 840 yards and 3 touchdowns with Cleveland.

Even though Landry is nearing the end of his career, the playmaker still has a distinguished history to draw on and might benefit the current crop of inexperienced Cowboys receivers. The five-time Pro Bowler had three seasons with at least 1,100 yards receiving.

After Michael Gallup and Jalen Tolbert, the Dallas Cowboys might be wise to add insurance at wide receiver.

How much confidence the front management has in Gallup and Tolbert making a comeback in 2023 will determine whether the Cowboys make a play for another veteran receiver like Landry. Gallup had consistency issues last season despite switching to the WR2 position when Amari Cooper was traded. In 14 games in 2022, the wide receiver made 39 catches for 424 yards and 4 touchdowns.

After suffering a season-ending ACL injury, Gallup did not appear quite like himself. Jalen Tolbert, a rookie with the Cowboys, was the early favourite to be the team’s third wide out last season, but the receiver had trouble seeing the field.

In 2022, Tolbert participated in only eight games and had two receptions for 12 yards. Tolbert stressed during a press conference on June 1 that he “flushed” last season and is prepared to go back to being “that dude” as a former standout receiver for South Alabama.

“I just wanted that break when I could go home. I visited my family, friends, and classmates while the Senior Bowl was going on, and it sort of just took me back to being that guy, allowing me to witness some of the things I did in college, Tolbert said.

“And then obviously Dak hit me about running routes and then jumped straight into it and been working and building on that ever since. So, definitely this offseason I flushed it and I’m ready for next year.”

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There are many reasons to think Gallup and Tolbert will produce more for the Cowboys this year. Given the emergence of another vertical threat, Cooks might help create opportunities for both wideouts. Dallas would be prudent to sign Landry as well, even if his position is comparable to that of T.Y. Hilton at the end of the last year.

Dallas added $10.9 million to their cap space after deciding to release Ezekiel Elliott after June 1. Dallas’ available cap space might be used to extend the contracts of athletes like Trevon Diggs, Dak Prescott, and CeeDee Lamb. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys, left the door open for the team to recruit more players before training camp.

On June 5, Jones told reporters, “There’s an active free agent market relative to some pretty talented people out there.” “That is something we want to closely monitor. Regarding the opportunity to shrewdly bolster our club for this year, I never shut the door – never.

“For this year, I want to emphasise that. I would say that this year occupies 99% of my thoughts. When you make these choices, you must consider how they will affect future years. No matter if it’s Zeke, you name it. Whether it be the location of the guys with whom we worked out today.

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