The Dallas Cowboys may make a wide receiver acquisition. Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, stated that there was no urgency to sign a receiver. His son Stephen Jones said that the Cowboys were “looking to upgrade” at this position long before James Washington suffered a broken foot.
Dallas 97.1 the Eagle’s Jeff Cavanaugh shared some potential targets during his August 4, 2022 training camps update. Jalen Reagor, a former first-round pick, would make an interesting trade with the Eagles. Cavanaugh suggests the Cowboys might be able to trade Jalen Reagor for a future late-round selection.
“Jalen Reagor in Philadelphia,” Cavanaugh explained. “They acquired A.J. Brown, they’ve got DeVonta Smith. Quez Watkins is their third starter. They don’t love Jalen Reagor, and he hadn’t been real good for them, especially considering he was first-round pick. If you could take him on for a late-round pick, maybe. I might be interested.”
The Cowboys have plenty of veteran receiver options to consider including Odell Beckham Jr. and T.Y. Hilton and Emmanuel Sanders. Reagor could be more appealing to Dallas than signing a veteran, given that the wideout’s best NFL days may still be ahead.
Reagor was the Eagles’ 21st overall pick in 2020’s NFL draft. Reagor made 28 appearances during his first two seasons and threw 64 touchdowns.
Reagor would have a much better chance to succeed if the Cowboys offense was more explosive. Reagor, a speedy wideout, would have a fresh start with no expectations in Philadelphia.
Reagor, a native of Texas, had a stellar career at TCU. The Athletic’s Dane Brugler drafted Reagor as his No. 7 ranked receivers with a second round grade.
In his 2020 pre-draft guide, Brugler stated that Reagor was a passionate competitor. He is a high performance athlete with the elusive qualities and dynamic speed to be a threat to home runs before and after catch. He didn’t wait for the ball to come to him, he was able to focus on the drop.
“Overall, Reagor must improve the details of his routes and consistency of his catch radius, but he shows the instant juice and explosive athleticism to separate at the NFL level, projecting as a high-ceiling starter with impact potential as a returner.”
CeeDee Lamb is currently the team’s top receiving player. However, it is not clear who will be next to him when the Cowboys face the Buccaneers in Week 1 Michael Gallup is still recovering from an ACL injury and has not given a timeline for his return. The Cowboys wideout admitted that he won’t be available to start the season.
Jalen Tolbert, a rookie wideout, could become the Cowboys’ second wideout as the Cowboys start the season. Reagor could be a positive play for the Cowboys in the future and would help them this season.