Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/10/12
Rumors are swirling around that the Dallas Cowboys are interested in Plaxico Burress, and I have to say signing him would be a good move.

For one, the wide receiver position is a pretty big need. Miles Austin just hasn't been the same in the past couple of years.

He's been hampered with a lot of lingering injuries, and in training camp 2012, he's having problems with injuries yet again.

Then we have Dez Bryant. Personally, I'm not that high on Dez Bryant like a lot of people are, but that's probably a different disscussion for another day.

Getting back on track, Dez Bryant is, well, a headcase. Bryant is a very inconsistent receiver that only knows about 2 percent of the playbook. Sometimes he'll run the right pattern, most of the time he won't.

Add to the fact that he's not in tip-top condition, and he's just not that reliable. He plays for a quarter and disappears for the next three, and much like Miles Austin, he's been hampered with nagging injuries.

So, more than likely, he won't be starting or playing in all 16 games. 

So, if Austin and Bryant are more than likely going to miss some time, who will be filling in? Enter in a lot of young, green receivers. Danny Coale, Andre Holmes, Dwayne Harris, Cole Beasley, and Raymond Radway. There are some good guys in this group with a lot of potential.

I like Danny Coale a lot, but I don't think he'll end up being a "go-to" receiver. I think him being a slot man would be perfect, but not a starter on the outside. Raymond Radway could potentially be the Laurent Robinson or the Miles Austin who just suddenly emerges and becomes the man. That may very well happen, but you can't count on that happening.

This is where signing an experienced veteran like Plaxico Burress would be perfect. Plaxico Burress would be a reliable target for Romo. Not to mention, Burress would add much needed size to the Cowboys' receiving corps. Burress is a big target and a big threat in the red zone. Last year, the Cowboys were 20th overall in red zone scoring percentage. Having Burress down there and the Cowboys would be scoring more in the red zone and not only would they be scoring, but they'd be scoring touchdowns.

Sure, Burress isn't as fast, quick, agile as he once was in his salad days, that's why he's still unemployeed. But the Cowboys shouldn't worry about that. Again, Burress is big, tall target that adds another dimension to the Cowboys' offense, and makes Tony Romo's job just a bit easier.

Plus, signing him won't hurt anything at all, the Cowboys would be signing him dirt cheap. If he doesn't get the job done, just cut him. No harm, no foul. There's almost no risk at all, and much to be gained if the Cowboys take a shot and sign Burress.



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