Dallas Cowboys Encouraged To Pursue Trade For Bills’ Wide Receiver

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The Dallas Cowboys have had one of the slowest offseasons in the NFL this year. However, with the regular season still roughly three months away, there is plenty of time to make at least one more addition.

In a June 19 article for Cowboys Country, NFL analyst Dustin Mosher made the case for the team to make a move for wide receiver Chase Claypool. Here’s what he wrote.

“The Bills have signed Curtis Samuel, Mack Hollins, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, while drafting Keon Coleman with the No. 33 overall pick in this year’s draft. While they don’t have a true No. 1 wide receiver, they have a lot of depth at the position and could afford to trade Claypool for the right price. … Still, Claypool’s giant frame and 4.4 speed make him an attractive player to take a chance on. His addition to the Cowboys’ roster could add a vertical dimension to their offense.”

Those on the ground in Buffalo for the team’s OTAs and mandatory minicamp have reported that Claypool has impressed thus far. As such, the price for Claypool might not be the same as it was just a few weeks prior.

Still, if Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is desperate to bolster the roster after a slow free-agency period, this is one way. However, regardless of his performance in practices in June, Claypool poses a massive risk at anything more than a bargain price.

Chase Claypool battles back from the brink in fight to secure market

While he may or may not make the Bills’ squad, Claypool has posted some impressive tape this offseason.

Armed with that, he might be able to command interest from an NFL team, including the Cowboys. If Jones plays his cards right, he can wait to see if he slumps before sending over an offer. Of course, that would mean more waiting for fans, but could pay dividends if the move works.

That said, Claypool has a difficult history to overcome.

Claypool has played for three teams in the last two seasons. He started the 2022 campaign with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was moved to the Chicago Bears. Then, in 2023, he spent time with the Bears and the Miami Dolphins.

In 2022, he earned 451 yards between the Steelers and Chicago. Then, in 2023, he totaled just 77 yards during his time with the Bears and Dolphins.

A redemption arc requires a slip and a rock bottom. Has the wide receiver hit rock bottom? Will 2024 represent a resurgence for Claypool?

Perhaps it will happen in a Cowboys uniform.

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