The Dallas Cowboys are certainly looking to fill some gaps and make some of the changes needed to improve upon last year’s great season. Despite finishing 13-3 and winning the NFC East, they still didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, and Dallas needs to make it over that hump. That’s why they have four players definitely coming in for a workout, and the Cowboys have also been included in the rumor whispers regarding a few veteran wide receivers.
Training camp is set to start next month for the 2017 NFL season, and many teams may have their rosters set and in place. A few extra players will be added here and there, but all the teams will need to eventually get down to the mandatory 53 players by the start of the regular season anyway.
While there has been a host of new rumors popping up lately which connect the Dallas Cowboys to a couple of veteran wide receivers, the team is seriously looking at a few others. ESPN reported that the Cowboys would work out four players over the course of the next week with the chance of possibly signing some of them.
If they’re planning on making Jerry Jones’ team, they will definitely need to give it their all and work harder than ever before.
One of the players coming in for a workout is quarterback Ryan Nassib, who has served as Eli Manning’s backup with the New York Giants for the last three seasons. His time with the team ended last year due to an elbow injury, but he served as a stable backup when needed.
Nassib adds to the ever-growing list of quarterbacks now on the Dallas Cowboys roster. Dak Prescott is locked in as the starter. which means Nassib will compete for a roster spot with Kellen Moore, rookie Cooper Rush, and the newly acquired-off-of-waivers QB, Zac Dysert.
The other players being brought in are safeties Jeron Johnson and Duke Williams, along with wide receiver Lane Lenoir. After the mass exodus of talent from the defensive secondary during this offseason, the Cowboys could use some more competition at those positions in training camp.
Speaking of wide receivers, the New York Jets recently cut veteran Eric Decker in what the NY Daily News is reporting as an attempt to “slash payroll.” Decker played in just three games last season and had nine receptions for 194 yards, but is he in the sights of the Cowboys?
24/7 Sports has looked at the reality of Eric Decker being signed by the Cowboys, and they don’t believe it to be a good idea. Coming off of a torn rotator cuff and likely looking for a big payday, Decker just doesn’t seem to be someone that Dallas needs to worry about right now.
Another veteran wide receiver who could end up on the free agent market soon is Dorial Green-Beckham. According to CSN Philly, DGB may soon be without a job as he simply hasn’t lived up to the hype since coming out of college and may be looking for his third NFL team in as many years.
While there has been nothing tying him to the Cowboys as of yet, Jerry Jones was interested in Green-Beckham during the 2015 NFL Draft. Ultimately, he went to the Tennessee Titans in the second round, but never really excelled in their system. In two seasons, he has 68 receptions for 941 yards and just six touchdowns.
It is obvious that there are some positions which need to be addressed on the roster of the Dallas Cowboys, and quarterback is not one of them. Still, Ryan Nassib will bring more competition to training camp for the chance to backup starter Dak Prescott. Some of the other players have a chance of earning an early roster spot, but the rumors flying around about Eric Decker and Dorial Green-Beckham interest the fans the most.
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