With a 5-6 record and a playoff spot still within reach, the Dallas Cowboys could be looking to shuffle some pieces as the postseason draws closer.
After working out for the team earlier in the week, veteran wide receiver Anthony Armstrong could be signing with the Cowboys soon in hopes of strengthening their depth at the position.
An opportunity has recently arisen for Armstrong with injuries sidelining Kevin Ogletree and Miles Austin. Armstrong worked out for the Cowboys after Ogletree went down with a concussion last weekend. Austin suffered a strained hip on Turkey Day against the Washington Redskins, which has left the Cowboys short at wide receiver.
The fact that the Cowboys waived wide receiver Andre Holmes on Saturday also seems to give evidence to a possible Armstrong signing.
Throughout his three-year NFL career, Armstrong has hauled in 54 passes for 986 yards and five touchdowns. His best season came back in 2010 – his rookie year – when he caught 44 passes for 871 yards (19.8 yards per catch) and three touchdowns. All but 12 of his catches went for first downs, but the spark faded after his first NFL campaign. Armstrong has also made a mark in kick coverage, amassing 14 career special teams tackles.
The West Texas A&M alumnus spent his first two seasons with the Redskins before joining the Miami Dolphins during the 2012 offseason. After playing in five games for the Dolphins, Armstrong was released and has been on the streets since.
Although it’s unlikely that he would provide an instant impact for the Cowboys, Armstrong could bring some much-needed depth to the Dallas receiving unit while providing special teams help. At this point, Tony Romo and the Cowboys’ passing attack could use all of the help they can get.