Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cowboys' WR options

by Calvin Watkins

We've already told you about the Cowboys' potential pursuit of Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall and former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant. But who else could the 'Boys be targeting if they choose to address the wideout position with their first round pick (no. 27 overall)?

ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer said in the Cowboys' "On the Clock" segment that the player they "need to get" is Texas' Jordan Shipley, who Mel Kiper, Jr. points out will almost certainly be available at no. 27.

Calvin Watkins of lists Illinois' Arrelious Benn, Georgia Tech's Demaryius Thomas and South Florida's Carlton Mitchell as players the Cowboys might be interested in. But, as Watkins notes, the Cowboys haven't drafted a receiver in the first round in almost 20 years, so none of these options is a slam dunk:

Calvin Watkins

"Jerry Jones doesn't like to do it for financial reasons, we understand that. Why kick out big money to a wide receiver when you can't get a return on it until three or maybe four years down the line?"