The Dallas Cowboys could be able to acquire one of the best young wide receivers in football.
A trade proposal by Bleacher Report’s Alex Kay suggests that the Cowboys might acquire Seattle Seahawks wide receiver. This would be a huge trade proposal in which they would trade 2023 draft picks. Metcalf was recently absent from the Seahawks’ three day minicamp in June because he wanted a new contract. Kay attributes Dallas’s huge salary cap space more that $20 million and the number of draft picks 2023 to the Cowboys as reasons why they should trade.
Kay says that the 24-year-old skipped Seattle’s mandatory minicamp and waited for his new deal. The Cowboys could make use of this situation and offer the Seahawks draft pick in return for the rising star. This could be an easy move for all parties, considering the Cowboys have more cap space than any other team in the league and all their picks in 2023 draft.
The Cowboys could acquire Metcalf. This is not the first time that the idea has been floated. Rich Eisen, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen ( via Sports Illustrated’s Mike Fisher), said that it is a move Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, “is built to make.”
Eisen said that “Dallas should call Seattle right now.” DK Metcalf would be so great if he had a star on his helmet. I admire his star power to make himself a figurative Star wherever he goes. But the star on the helmet’s side is what I really like about him. Thanksgiving, Monday nights and Sunday nights.
It makes perfect sense for both sides. Metcalf wants a long-term contract. This would make him one the highest-paid receivers of the game. The 24-year old receiver will be earning just under $4million this season. This would make him the 42nd highest-paid receiver. Spotrac reports that the market value of Metcalf, a former Pro Bowl receiver, is $22million per year over four seasons. Metcalf would be the seventh-highest-paid receiver in this game.
Metcalf will likely match, if not surpass — A.J. Brown’s contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Brown was signed a four year, $100 million contract by the Eagles after he was selected during the 2022 NFL Draft.
Given that Metcalf and Brown both come from the same draft group and Metcalf has superior stats 216 receptions for 3,170 yards with 29 touchdowns and Brown’s Brown’s receptions for 2,995 yard and 24 touchdowns, there is no reason for Metcalf to accept less than Brown.
His production in 2021 was a bit lower than in 2020, with 75 receptions for 967 yards. This is compared to his 2020 totals of 83 receptions and 1,303 yards. But he still remains one of the most physical specimen wide receivers in league.
Metcalf once had a 1.9% bodyfat while bench-pressing 27 sets of at least 220 pounds at the NFL Combine in 2019. This was tied for the most NFL receivers since 2003. He also ran a 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds . This tied him for third fastest receiver in that class.
Following the departures from Cedrick Wilson and Amari Cooper, the Cowboys currently lack wide receiver depth. Michael Gallup is still recovering after ACL surgery. may miss the first two to three games this season. The Cowboys lack proven receivers, except CeeDee Lamb.
The Metcalf-Lamb team could be the best in the league if Dallas acquires the Seahawks receiver. Metcalf is a promising young star who will be available to draft picks.