Many teams are interested in Julio Jones, but the Dallas Cowboys aren’t one of them
When you think of the Dallas Cowboys, what is the first thing that comes to mind? No, not the fans. Quarterback Dak Prescott? That’s close. You think about the explosive offense.
Future Hall of Fame wide receiver Julio Jones is on the verge of being moved by the Atlanta Falcons, and everyone is keeping a close eye trying to monitor where he will land. I know one airport he won’t show up at. That is to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Look, I understand that having a seven-time Pro Bowl, two-time first-team All-pro wideout would bolster Dallas’ offense. It would give Dak arguably the top wide receiver in the NFL. Despite that, I would not want him with the team.
1. The Dallas Cowboys don’t need a wide receiver
The team just spent a first-round pick on wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in 2020. With his fifth-year tender exercised, he will remain with the Cowboys for four more seasons. As a rookie in a loaded group, he caught 74 passes for 935 yards and five touchdowns.
The team also has Amari Cooper breaking cornerbacks’ ankles. He racked up 1,000+ receiving yards in five of his six seasons, picking up four Pro Bowl nods in the process. He will be 27-years-old at the start of the 2021 season and 31 when his contract expires in 2025.
Don’t forget about the 2018 third-round pick, Michael Gallup. He emerged as a lethal vertical threat in 2019, eclipsing 1,000 receiving yards before seeing his share of the ball decrease with Lamb’s arrival. Despite that, he caught 59 passes for 843 yards and five touchdowns last season.
To add to that, owner Jerry Jones just drafted a big frame wideout in the Simi Fehoko. The Stanford product just had back-to-back 500+ receiving yard seasons, runs a 4.44-second 40-yard dash, and stands at six feet and four inches tall. He is also known for being a vertical threat.
Gallup’s contract expires this offseason, but the other three wideouts will sick around. Julio Jones’ contract expires in 2024, giving any team that claims him three seasons of All-Pro playmaking. Still, he doesn’t fit in Dallas.