Whether the Dallas Cowboys make a wide receiver addition may depend on which member of the Jones family you speak to about the potential roster transfer. After Cowboys owner Jerry Jones indicated the team had “no emergency” sign a receiver, his son Stephen Jones admitted the team was “looking to improve” the position even before James Washington broke his foot.
Jeff Cavanaugh of Dallas 97.1, the Eagle, shared some potential wide receiver trade targets during his August 4, 2022 training camp update. One of the more intriguing trades would be with the Eagles for former first-round selection Jalen Reagor. Cavanaugh suggests the Cowboys might be able to land Reagor for a future late-round pick.
“Jalen Reagor in Philadelphia,” Cavanaugh explained. “They acquired AJ Brown, they acquired DeVonta Smith. Quez Watkins is their third starter. They don’t like Jalen Reagor, and he hasn’t been very good to them, especially considering he was picked in the first round. If you could take him for an end-of-round pick, maybe. I might be interested.
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Reagor was the No. 21 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft
There have been plenty of veteran receiver options mentioned for the Cowboys to consider, including Odell Beckham Jr., TY Hilton and Emmanuel Sanders. A deal for Reagor might be more intriguing for Dallas than signing a veteran given that the NFL’s best days might still be ahead.
The Eagles selected Reagor with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In his 28 appearances in his first two seasons, Reagor had 64 receptions for 695 yards and three touchdowns.
On paper, the Cowboys offense would be much more explosive for Reagor to have the opportunity to flourish. The fast wide wide would be getting a fresh start if not for the high expectations he has in Philadelphia that come with being a former first-round pick.
Heading into the draft, Reagor was described as an “Instant Juice” receiver
It also doesn’t hurt that Reagor hails from Texas and had a stellar career at TCU. Prior to the draft, The Athletic’s Dane Brugler had the playmaker as the No. 7-rated receiver with a second-round rating.
“A keen competitor, Reagor is a high-performance athlete with the elusive traits and dynamic speed to be a homerun threat before and after the catch,” Brugler wrote in his 2020 draft guide. Focus dips were a persistent problem on his strip, but he’s not waiting for the ball to find his hands, his hands are going to find the ball.
“Overall, Reagor needs to improve his route detail and catch radius consistency, but he’s showing the instant juice and explosive athleticism to pull himself apart at the NFL level, projecting himself as a high-rolling starter. ceiling with potential for impact as a returner.”
As it stands, CeeDee Lamb has a lock on the team’s top receiver spot, but it’s unclear who will line up next to the star when the Cowboys face the Buccaneers in Week 1. Michael Gallup hasn’t revealed a return schedule as he continues to regain his full strength after sustaining an ACL injury that required off-season surgery. The Cowboys wide receiver has already admitted he won’t be ready to start the season.
That means rookie Jalen Tolbert could be the team’s second rookie when the Cowboys start the season. Reagor could not only help the Cowboys this season, but would also be positive play going forward.
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