Last season, the Dallas Cowboys had arguably the deepest wide receiver depth chart in the league. They took a major risk this offseason when they made some changes and overhauled the wide receiver position.
They were confident that CeeDee Lamb was ready to assume the No. 1 role in their offense, which led to them parting ways with a lot of their depth. Amari Cooper was traded to the Cleveland Browns in a cap-saving move and Cedrick Wilson Jr. left in free agency, signing with the Miami Dolphins.
The team did re-sign Michael Gallup, but they are still awaiting his return after suffering an ACL tear in Week 17 last season. James Washington was also signed but broke his foot early in training camp.
That has left the Cowboys dangerously thin at wide receiver, as Lamb is the only active wide receiver through two weeks to have caught a touchdown in the NFL. That is something that needs to be addressed even once Gallup is healthy enough to return to the field.
Dallas should be on the phone scouring the league for receivers in need of a change of scenery. The first call that they should make is to the New York Jets about Denzel Mims. A second-round pick in 2020, Mims has yet to log a snap in the regular season, something he foresaw coming during training camp.
Knowing there would be a lack of opportunities with the Jets, Mims requested a trade from the team. That request was denied, but the Cowboys should see if they can pry him away from Gang Green.
Mims had a good preseason, ending on a high note with seven receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown. With Garrett Wilson taking on a bigger role in the offense already, Mims’s chances of getting on the field with the Jets are likely tied to someone suffering an injury.
In Dallas, he would find a much clearer path to playing time. A late-round pick should be all it takes to land Mims, but the Jets still hold him in high regard despite him not being part of the game plan. They would likely hold out for a mid-round pick, but the Cowboys should offer a fifth and see what happens.