The Dallas Cowboys could benefit from a little more depth at wide receiver going into the 2022 season. Mike Fisher , Sports Illustrated, reported that the Cowboys would continue to “look” at veteran wideouts during the offseason.
Bleacher Report’s Gary Davenport believes the Cowboys are a top candidate to trade for Jaguars receiver Marvin Jones. Jones would prefer Dallas to Jacksonville, but the Jaguars must be open to making a trade. Jones is in the final year of his $12.5 million two-year contract and has a $4.9million salary.
Davenport, May 29, 2022 wrote that Marvin Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver, had actually made a solid professional career. It’s not that he isn’t being noticed, he has been on poor teams in Cincinnati and Detroit as well as Jacksonville.
Jones has accumulated at least 800 receiving yards in a decade as a professional, with 5 catches exceeding 800 yards, and 832 yards on 73 catch for the Jaguars in 2021. Jones has tallied at least nine touchdowns four different times. In 2017, Jones posted a 61/1101/9 stat line for the Lions.
“…In Jacksonville Jones is nearing the end his career as a veteran lame duck. He could be the No.1 receiver in Green Bay. He could easily be the No. 1 receiver for a Super Bowl hopeful. Potential contenders include the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys (KC Chiefs), Tennessee Titans (TN) and Kansas City Chiefs (TN).
After trading Amari Cooper to Cleveland in March, the Cowboys now have a wide receiver vacancy. Dallas addressed the issue by signing James Washington, a former Steelers wideout, and using Jalen Tolbert, a third-round draft selection. They are expected to compete for the Cowboys’ WR3 spot with CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup likely moving up to the top-two spots.
Unfortunately, Washington and Tolbert both suffered injuries from OTAs. Washington was seen in a walking boot by Tolbert, which is not good news for the newly-signed wideout.
It is May. There’s still time. However, Cowboys WR James Washington was not available Wednesday. He was wearing a protective boot on his left foot.” Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken tweeted May 25. He was forced to watch. Jalen Tolbert, a rookie pick in the third round, was forced to watch from the sidelines with Britt Brown, director of rehabilitation.
Jones enjoyed a successful first season with Jaguars, despite the fact that Jones was in a difficult 3-14 team. In 2021, Jones was a veteran receiver who accounted for 73 receptions and 832 yards. He also scored four touchdowns.
He is most well-known for his three seasons with Cincinnati and five years with Detroit. His 4.46 second time in the 40-yard run is a sign of his speed. One season ago, Jones was able to post a career high of 76 receptions and 978 yards with the Lions.
Jacksonville could be open after Christian Kirk signed a new $72million contract. The Cowboys are not only replacing Cooper, but also lost Cedrick Wilson in free agency to the Dolphins. Jones could be worth a future draft pick from the Cowboys if the Jaguars don’t mind trading him. They are looking to make a deep playoff run for 2022 and Jones could be a good fit.