The Dallas Cowboys have had one tumultuous offseason. It hasn’t necessarily been bad, but it has been full of rumors and missing players and possible signings or trades. Now, more rumors are swirling and it involves the offensive side of the ball and the Cowboys possibly targeting three players that could be key additions for 2015.
Depending on what happens with Dez Bryant and his possible holdout, the Cowboys may add a free agent wide receiver whether he is there or not. One key possibility is former Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Wes Welker who would immediately add speed and depth to any team in the NFL.
Welker hasn’t had a lot of interest from teams in the offseason, but still has plenty left in the tank. The Miami Dolphins looked at him, but they drafted well and also have veteran Greg Jennings on their roster.
The Cowboys could benefit from a slot receiver such as Welker who can draw a lot of attention from opposing defenses. Reggie Wayne, James Jones, and a couple others are also out there, but it is believed that Wes Welker could be gotten at a better bargain.
On the running back front, the Cowboys have a number of options on the free agent market, especially if they end up parting ways with Darren McFadden. One option would be Shonn Greene who was made expendable when the Tennessee Titans picked up David Cobb and are happy with Bishop Sankey.
Joseph Randle is looking to be the Cowboys starting running back heading into 2015, but the injury-prone McFadden is a big concern. They just don’t feel he provides the proper depth that Greene or Chris Johnson or Pierre Thomas or Knowshon Moreno could bring to the Cowboys.
One more rumor is another that could truly help the running game for the Cowboys, and it’s their possible interest in offensive lineman Evan Mathis. It is believed that the Atlanta Falcons have the upper-hand in signing Mathis right now, but he’s still available.
The problem with Mathis is that he’ll be turning 34 this year and he’s looking for more money. He’s a great player and worth a good deal, but not a long-term contract that would pay him the type of money he’s searching for from his next NFL team.
Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys may head into the 2015 regular season with the exact team they have now, but some experts feel a few changes need to be made. If they look into the free agent market, they’ll find good talent at decent bargains and may want to take advantage of them now.
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