|Cowboys interested in Plaxico Burress -- Fri Aug 10 7:45 pm --|
Dallas thin at WR with recent injury to Miles Austin
|Jerry Jones may be turning to an ex-Giant for a little help in the Cowboys’ planned a-- kicking of Big Blue. Plaxico Burress’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has had preliminary discussions with Dallas about signing the veteran wide receiver, ESPNDallas.com reported Thursday. Stephen Jones, Dallas’ CEO and director of player personnel, didn’t deny the team’s interest in Burress — who will turn 35 Sunday — telling Texas sports-talk radio station KTBB that the team “wouldn’t totally rule out Placixo at some point.” “America’s Team” is thin at wide receiver; Miles Austin is out with a hamstring injury and a number of unproven players are battling for the No. 3 receiver job. (New York Daily News)|
FF Today's Take: Burress might not be the same elusive threat he was earlier in his career but he still has the size and athleticism to be a factor in the red zone. The aging vet hauled in eight touchdown passes last season as a member of the New York Jets, and would give Tony Romo another tall receiver inside the opponent's twenty yard line.