The 2021 season saw the Dallas Cowboys have the best wide receiver team in the NFL. It was home to first-round pick star Ceedee lamb and Michael Galup who was one of the most underrated players.
It was clear that Dallas would have problems with the salary cap when they entered the 2022 offseason. They already took care of Cooper when they signed him a huge five-year, 100million dollar contract. They expected Michael Gallup to be a free agent and they would let him go. Instead, he was signed to a six-year, $62.5 million contract extension. Someone had to go, as the cap issues were still a problem.
Cooper would be the one to blame. The deal was for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. It was strictly a salary cap move by Dallas. The Cowboys now have more than 24 million cap space due to the trade, and the eventual release by La’el Collins. One addition has already been made. with former Steelers wideout James Washington. Another high-profile receiver could make his way to Dallas.
Julio Jones was released after one season with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans sent a second- and fourth-round picks for star wideout. However, they struggled to get much production from the future hall of Famer who had career lowest with 31 receptions for 434 yard and one touchdown. Julio is 33 years old and has definitely slowed down since his time in Atlanta.
He is still Julio Jones. He is a formidable player for defensive backs. He could be available at a reasonable price after his recent down year. He will be able to step back with the Cowboys. Jones will be relieved of some of the pressure he felt when he was a field stretcher. They won’t need him to be the dominant player with so many talented receiving options on roster. He will simply have to be there.
He could be a good fit for the Cowboys’ offense if he is open to a one-year contract. He is a seven-time Pro Bowler and could be another key piece to the Dallas offense. They could offer him an opportunity to compete in the increasingly weak NFC for the title that has been his dream all his life.