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Cowboys sign former second-round pick wide receiver to futures deal

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Cowboys have signed a new wide receiver to a futures deal.

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It’s been a busy day for the Dallas Cowboys. From firing offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, to signing a new wide receiver to a futures deal — the Cowboys have had a busy, busy day.

Ian Rapoport broke the news via his twitter account. Devin Smith was a second-round draft pick in the 2015 draft by the New York Jets. Smith played his college football at Ohio State University, and had a ton of success in the Buckeyes offense. Since entering the league in 2015, Smith has dealt with his fair share of injuries, and has yet to able to kick-start his career in the NFL. The Cowboys are hoping a change of scenery could kick-start the 26-year-old’s career in the Dallas offense.

Smith hasn’t seen the field since 2016, and in the 14 games he’s seen action in, Smith has hauled in 10 receptions, for 135 yards, and one touchdown. Smith possesses a ton of speed and was drafted in the second-round for his ability to make plays vertically, his ball-tracking abilities, and special teams value. The chances of Devin Smith stepping in and making an immediate impact are slim, but this is a smart, cheap signing that could benefit the Cowboys if Devin Smith is able to stay healthy and use his elite-speed.