ESPN Names Cowboys ‘Best Fit’ for Controversial Free Agent Still Available

It was a fairly quiet but eventful offseason for the Dallas Cowboys in 2024. Fans assumed that management would be aggressive in improving the team after Jerry Jones told the fanbase that they would be “all in.”

That clearly hasn’t been the case, as the bulk of the Cowboys’ moves came in the NFL Draft. They made a few cheap free-agent signings, culminating in the return of RB Ezekiel Elliott.

That said, there are still some high-quality options on the free-agent market, and the Cowboys were named the best fit for a controversial playmaker.

Matt Bowen of ESPN put out an article (subscription required) calling out the best fit for the remaining free agents and his choice of the Cowboys was an interesting one.

Bowen called WR Michael Thomas the best fit for both sides. He said: “In Mike McCarthy’s offense, Thomas could compete with Jalen Tolbert for the No. 3 role alongside CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks. He could line up as a boundary He caught 39 passes in 2023 for 448 yards and a score.”

In theory, it makes sense, as the Cowboys need another WR on the outside. Everyone knows what Lamb is capable of, but the offense could use another viable pass-catcher.

The addition of Thomas could be questionable. The former Ohio State player has battled injuries that limited him to just 20 games over the past three years. He also has a reputation for being a ‘smart guy’, which has stuck with him over the years.

Despite this, Thomas has been a productive player in this league. In seven seasons, he has racked up 565 receptions for 6,569 receiving yards and 36 touchdowns.

Dallas could land Thomas on a one-year, cheap deal if he wants, which could give the Cowboys some extra juice on offense.

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