Cowboys “have done their homework” on Josh Gordon


Former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon is generating a fair amount of interest ahead of Thursday’s Supplemental Draft, including some from the state where he used to play college football.

Matt Mosley of reports that the Cowboys have “done their homework” on Gordon and that they will be sending a representative to check out Gordon’s Pro Day workout at the Texans facility on Tuesday. If they like what they see and want to get Gordon, the price tag could be fairly high for a player who transferred after a suspension at Baylor and didn’t play at all during the 2011 season.

Adam Schefter of reported Monday that Gordon could go as high as the second round, which would mean a team liked him enough to surrender next year’s second-round pick for the right to add Gordon to their team right now. At 6’4″ and 225 pounds with speed that’s expected to land in the sub-4.4 range when he runs on Tuesday, it’s not hard to understand why teams would be interested in Gordon.

The Cowboys have not settled on a receiver depth chart behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, which means Gordon could join the team and immediately challenge the likes of Dwayne Harris and Andre Holmes for snaps as the third receiver. The Dolphins have also been mentioned as a potential landing spot as have several other teams with needs at the position.

2 responses to “Cowboys “have done their homework” on Josh Gordon

  1. An intriguing prospect. The Cowboys interest may come down to how his workout goes Tuesday.
    Gordon’s film reminds me of current Cowboys WR Dez Bryant so I don’t see him as a slot WR or particularly filling the 3rd WR spot.

    Jerry Jones appears to have a man crush on Andre Holmes and undrafted Coale Beasley has been impressive so far in the Dallas camp. IMO a second round pick is just too much for Gordon but as a 4th round pick, he provides value.

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