The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Dallas Cowboys are interested in the free agent receiver and special teamer Josh Cribbs.
No surprise there, as it seems that the Cowboys are tied to every free agent that hits the market more often than not. However, if the Cowboys truly are interested, I must ask, why?
For one, the Cowboys have very little cap space to use on free agents, much less free agents whom the team doesn’t need. The Cowboys, plain and simple, don’t have the room to go out and sign luxury free agents. I mean seriously think about this one, what would signing Cribbs bring to the team?
You have receivers Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, and tight end Jason Witten catching about 90 percent of quarterback Tony Romo’s completed passes. The team also has the emerging duo of Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley, add them to the mix and at best Cribbs would come in as the fifth receiver and have to work his way up the depth chart.
While it is true that the Cowboys don’t have a solid No. 3 receiver, I cannot see a guy who caught a whopping seven passes in 2012 being the solution there either. If you’re going to tell me that Cribbs would solidify the return game, I’ll gladly tell you that this team is more than just a return man away from competing for a championship.
In fact, they’re about four offensive linemen, a running back, a pair of safeties, a linebacker, and a lot of defensive line depth away from competing for a championship, and that’s assuming that the other pieces on defense actually fit the new Tampa Cover 2 scheme.