By Steven Mullenax
The Dallas Cowboys need a playmaking wide receiver. The Cleveland Browns want to part ways with Josh Gordon. Seems like a match, right? Not quite.
Following a poor showing by the Dallas Cowboys passing attack in Week One, many pointed to the lack of star power at wide receiver as a reason for the loss. After moving on from former number one wideout Dez Bryant in April and the sudden retirement of tight end Jason Witten in May, Dallas has now created a receiver-by-committee situation.
The Cowboys certainly have plenty of potential candidates for that lead receiver role vacated by Bryant. Names like Cole Beasley, Allen Hurns, Michael Gallup, Tavon Austin, Terrance Williams, and Deonte Thompson. Although all have played well at times during the offseason, not one has been able to separate themselves from the pack.
And through Week One, the Cowboys passing offense ranks a lowly 30th in the NFL. Against a suspect Carolina Panthers’ defensive secondary, quarterback Dak Prescott and his group of role-playing receivers posted just 138 net passing yards and zero touchdowns through the air.
So is it any wonder that when news of the Cleveland Browns’ plans to release wide receiver Josh Gordon was announced on Saturday, Cowboys fans sat up and took notice. Many of them reaching out on social media, hoping Dallas could be in the hunt for his...