One of the more intriguing players that remain available in free agency in the NFL is wide receiver, Antonio Brown. There is no denying the talent that Brown possesses, but is there a team in the league willing to take on his baggage and the antics that will undoubtedly follow him? Perhaps the Dallas Cowboys would take a chance on him?
Brown has worn out his welcome with four different franchises since 2019. The Pittsburgh Steelers were questioned for getting rid of such a talented player, but it turned out that they were ahead of the curve. Brown didn’t even suit up in a game for the Las Vegas Raiders after being traded there from Pittsburgh.
The New England Patriots took a shot on him, but he lasted one game. He made a lasting impression on Tom Brady, however. Brady pushed to have Brown join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and things worked out well for the first season.
Brown helped the team win the Super Bowl, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. The Brown experience came full circle in his second season, as he battled an ankle injury and a bizarre scene against the New York Jets led to him leaving the sidelines in the middle of the game and being released.
A free agent once again, his market has been quiet this far. But, as we have seen numerous times, talent always wins out in the NFL. If you can help a team win games, which Brown showed that he can still do, someone will take a shot on you.
One team to keep an eye on when it comes to Antonio Brown is the Cowboys. Under Jerry Jones, Dallas has shown they are not afraid to bring in players with some character issues as they want to win as many football games as possible.
With Amari Cooper traded to the Cleveland Browns as a salary cap casualty and Cedrick Wilson departing in free agency, there is a need for a wide receiver in Dallas. That void is even bigger when you take into account that Michael Gallup, who re-signed with the Cowboys, will likely be sidelined until midseason.
That leaves CeeDee Lamb and not much else on the depth chart for the early part of the season. Dallas ran three-wide receiver sets for more than two-thirds of their offensive plays last season, so they could certainly use a little more talent at the position.
Brown showed last season that he can still produce some solid numbers when he is healthy. Playing opposite of Lamb, he should find plenty of advantageous situations to make the most of until Gallup returns to the field.