Or another veteran WR. Dallas is relying on Kevin Ogletree(25 receptions in 3 years) and 3-4 other guys who have never caught a pass in the NFL to step up as a No. 3 WR or worse, step in as a No. 2 WR should Dez Bryant or Miles Austin get injured.
Chad Ochocinco didn't decline last year because of his age or skill, I just think he was misused or not used at all in New England. He was the 5th option at best there behind Welker, Gronkowski, Hernandez and Branch...he really didn't fit in their offensive plans, or the scheme.
How about Patrick Crayton or (gulp) Roy Williams? Crayton, hard to forget the dropped ball vs NYG in 07, but he knows the system. Williams, while I dislike him for being a waste of talent, it was a JJ move that brought him to Dallas, that never should've happened. Williams underperformed for sure, but it's not like no one, besides Jones, saw that coming. However, in 2010 before Romo got injured, Williams was 21-306-5TDs in 5 games. Like Crayton, Williams should know the system.
I'd also add Braylon Edwards or Mike Sims-Walker as another option. I'm not saying bring these guys in to BE the #3 WR, maybe be more a 4th/5th type WR but also just a veteran body to compete, and possibly push the young guys. Yes, these guys aren't guys that will exactly push guys, but it at least may present a threat to them and could make them push harder. Should for some reason they fail to step up, then at least you have a fall guy. Its not a knock on the guys we have, I like them(maybe not Ogletree) but again they have no NFL experience. I think its a bit scary after Austin or Bryant, another veteran would be nice.
How confident are you in the Cowboys options after Austin and Bryant?
Very confident (31 votes)
Somewhat confident (64 votes)
Scared, bring in a veteran (55 votes)
150 total votes