The Dallas Cowboys reportedly recently made a call on the availability of a once-promising receiver who hasn’t found his game in the NFL yet.
Mike Fisher of Cowboys Country from Sports Illustrated mentioned New York Jets receiver Denzel Mims as a possible trade target. Fisher reported back in December that the Cowboys made an offer for the 2020 second-round pick:
“Sources told us that New York asked for a conditional fifth-round pick that would elevate to a fourth should Mims gain 500 yards receiving with his new team.
Calling the Jets is the right play here. At some point, the Jets might as well fold and take an even later-round pick, and at no time, barring injury, are the Cowboys going to think they have a huge hole at the position that requires over-spending.”
The Jets drafted the Baylor product 59th overall in 2020. They had hoped that he would fill the team’s need for a WR1 to help Sam Darnold, but Mims never found his game in the Jets offense.
In August, Mims requested a trade from the organization. In 20 career games, Mims has 31 receptions for 490 yards and zero touchdowns.
Last year, Dallas featured one of the NFL’s elite wide receiver trios in CeeDee Lamb, veteran Pro Bowler Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.
But Cooper was traded to the Cleveland Browns earlier this offseason in a cap-saving move. Gallup agreed to a five-year extension worth $62.5 million, but he missed the team’s first three games recovering from a torn ACL.
Though the Cowboys are off to a promising 4-2 start despite missing Dak Prescott for the last five games, it’s evident that they’ll need wide receiver help going forward. Lamb leads the Cowboys with 409 receptions on 33 yards, but Noah Brown is a distant second with 289 receiving yards.
Even though he’s missed three games, Gallup is third in team receiving with just 86 yards on 20 receptions. Tight end Dalton Schultz, coming off a breakout year, has been limited to nine catches for 80 yards in four games.
The Cowboys went 4-1 with backup Cooper Rush replacing Prescott. The 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year is expected to return to the field for Sunday’s Week 7 home game against the Detroit Lions.