A few seasons ago there was plenty of worry from Dallas Cowboys fans that the team didn’t have a legitimate number three wide receiver but the team struck gold picking up free agent receiver Laurent Robinson. Last season the fans were hoping for similar results from anyone the Cowboys threw onto the field but no one produced the way Robinson did, and it appears the team will look outside the organization to find a reliable third option.
According to NFL.com’s Aditi Kinkhabwala, the Cowboys are one of the teams interested in the recently released free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston. Breaston played for the Kansas City Chiefs for the past two seasons and only caught seven passes for 74 yards last year.
Although the Cowboys do need a third receiver to stand out, Breaston is not the answer. I love the potential Dallas has in Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley and they are much more attractive options at this point. Beasley surpassed Breatson’s numbers as a rookie and Harris turned into a major contributor who the Cowboys should want to see more of. And I haven’t even mentioned last year’s draft pick Danny Coale, who never saw the field because of injuries last season. All of these receivers make a better fit for Dallas and bringing in Breaston would be a mistake.
As I continue to say, the idea that the Cowboys need another really good third receiver is a mistake. They already have three solid receiving options with Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten, so they aren’t in desperate need of another receiver. I’m not killing the idea of signing another receiver with good NFL experience but the potential of Beasley, Harris and Coale far outweigh bringing in ‘a guy,’ which is just what Breaston is.
The Dallas Cowboys need a third receiver to step up in 2013 but they have better options than Steve Breaston.
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