It has been just two months since Allen Hurns suffered his horrific injury in the Cowboys Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium. Hurns’ 2018 season did not go as planned after signing a one-year, $4.375 million dollar with the Cowboys late in free agency last offseason. Hurns hauled in 20 receptions in 2018 for 295 yards, and two touchdowns playing in just 42.1% of the offensive snaps.
In his deal, there was a 2019 option for both Allen and the Cowboys and it sounds like the Cowboys will be picking up that one-year, $4 million dollar option to bring back the 27-year-old wide receiver for the 2019 season. But will he even be ready to play after the gruesome leg injury he suffered in the Wild Card game?
Scoop: Not only do #Cowboys plan on picking up Allen Hurns 2019 option ($4M base) between now and March 12 ... @A1hurns , despite that gruesome ankle injury from Jan 5, is back on field here at The Star working out. Wow! pic.twitter.com/PHOVDcco2h— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) March 8, 2019
Along with the news that the Cowboys are interested in picking up Hurns’ option, there’s also news that Allen has already began working out at The Star according to Mike Fisher. This is good news for a team that has all but moved on from Cole Beasley, their starting slot receiver over the last six years. The Cowboys have already mentioned Hurns ability to play the slot, something he had success with when he was in Jacksonville.
If the option is picked up, Hurns will be making a base salary of $4,000,000, with the ability to earn $6,250,000 in 2019. If the Cowboys decided to release Allen Hurns before the start of the season, they could have saved $5,000,000 on their salary cap to use on some of their own free agents or make a run at one of the bigger names.
Is bringing back Allen Hurns the right move for the Dallas Cowboys?