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Cowboys free agency rumors: Dallas interested in wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders

Dallas does need a receiver.

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Wednesday marks the third day of free agency activity for the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys have mostly been busy retaining their own.

Dallas has placed the franchise tag on Dak Prescott, extended Blake Jarwin, re-signed the likes of Amari Cooper, Darian Thompson, and Sean Lee, and as of late Tuesday night landed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Things are starting to heat up.

One thing that happened to the Cowboys is that they lost Randall Cobb to the Houston Texans (who felt trading DeAndre Hopkins was a good idea). This puts the Cowboys in need of a receiver, specifically a slot receiver, and there is thought that they could address that in the draft.

What if the Cowboys managed to sign a receiver, though? And what if they even went with someone who has ties to the Dallas area and is coming off of a pretty great season?

The Dallas Cowboys are interested in Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders notably played 17 games in 2019 due to playing for both the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers thanks to being traded midseason.

Sanders is coming off of a Super Bowl loss with San Fran, but he’s won a ring of his own five years ago with Denver. Like a former Cowboys slot receiver in Cole Beasley, Sanders is an SMU product, and he has some interest in the Cowboys as well.

Sanders has been targeted almost 100 times in each of his last two seasons, eclipsing 800 yards and catching at least four touchdowns in both of them. He is 33 years old, but he can still play at a high level.

There has been connection between Emmanuel Sanders and the Cowboys before to be fair. Two years ago rumors started to swirl that he would be interested in Dallas if he was released by the Broncos, and he even liked a tweet suggesting that he would fit in well in Big D. Things are serious when liked tweets are involved.

Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Emmanuel Sanders. Do you like the sound of that trio?


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