The Dallas Cowboys are in desperate need of help at receiver and a former Super Bowl MVP is now available. On Friday, the New England Patriots cut Deion Branch and the Cowboys would be nuts not to throw some serious cash at him.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones extremely overpaid for Roy Williams three years ago, so why in the world would he hesitate to offer a nice contract to a proven guy like Branch? Sure, the Patriots cut him, but they have a truckload of viable receivers in Foxborough. As for the Cowboys, not so much…
Miles Austin and/or Dez Bryant are always hurt, but the Cowboys no longer have a viable fill-in like Laurent Robinson, who’s now with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Branch will be a perfect replacement for Robinson and he’ll also benefit the team in a few other ways:
The Cowboys need to make Bryant aware that he’s on the hot seat. Yes, he has more than enough physical talent to be the best receiver in the NFL, but he lacks the brains. Brining in a guy like Branch would push Bryant to get his act together and become the superstar Dallas needs him to be. If he doesn’t, then Branch can be the new top receiver in Big D.
Although Austin and Bryant say they’ll be ready for Week 1, they’re both still nursing injuries. If they can’t go, the Cowboys will start Kevin Ogletree and Dwayne Harris against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
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There is absolutely no reason whatsoever why the Cowboys shouldn’t go after Branch right now. If this team is serious about winning a championship (considering Jones’ recent behavior there’s not way it can be), then Branch needs to be on the roster wearing his favorite No. 83 on Wednesday in MetLife Stadium. Again, he should be a Cowboy, but don’t get your hopes up because Dallas never does anything that it should.