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Plaxico high on Cowboys’ list, if there’s an injury

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The last of the unemployed, over-the-hill, objects-in-rear-view-mirror-are-farther-away-than-they-appear receivers could be moving closer to getting a job.

Steve Wyche of NFL Network reported Thursday that the Cowboys have had “preliminary discussions” with agent Drew Rosenhaus regarding receiver Plaxico Burress.  Wyche characterizes the talks as “exploratory,” with no signing imminent.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Cowboys have Burress “high on their list” in the event of an injury.

In other words, the only way anything would happen is if Miles Austin or Dez Bryant or whoever emerges as the No. 3 receiver get injured.  (Then again, Austin already is.)

Of course, it’s also possible that a need will arise if Dez Bryant gets in trouble again — and if owner Jerry Jones meant what he said when he said last week on The Dan Patrick Show that the team will move on if Dez doesn’t step up off the field.

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20 Responses to “Plaxico high on Cowboys’ list, if there’s an injury”
  1. sirsupersouthern says: Aug 10, 2012 7:53 AM

    Just sign him, Jerry. He caught 8 TDs last year, which was more than a lot of starting RBs scored.

    Austin will miss games at some point due to injury, and Dez… who the hell knows with Dez?

    If the window really is closing on this group and you expect big things now, sign Plax as a possession/red zone/insurance policy. He’s willing to play for the league minimum! Just sign him already, before someone else does…

  2. wtfru2 says: Aug 10, 2012 8:09 AM

    The Vikings need to grab him before the Cowboys get a chance………………

  3. billymc75 says: Aug 10, 2012 8:23 AM

    An end zone threat is what Romo has been missing for awhile you know what Williams was supposed to be

  4. starfan79 says: Aug 10, 2012 8:26 AM

    Report the whole story, Jerry Jones also said early this week when asked about Dez that and I quote ” just cause I said it doesn’t mean it’s so” followed by chuckles from the media. The boys want to see if they have a number 3 WR on the roster before they bring an aged veteran in. It’s called evaluating and coaching. Expect a preseason game or two to be played before a decision is made to bring someone in.

  5. tlmoon2112 says: Aug 10, 2012 8:29 AM

    Cowboys wear Cowboy hats and carry weapons….so all he needs is the hat, makes sense.

  6. nokoolaidcowboy says: Aug 10, 2012 8:32 AM

    Hold on a sec…you pass up on Owens to pick the guy that shot himself in the leg in case the guy that smacked his mama gets into trouble?

    Any quotes yet from the HC? What’s his name again? [sarcasm]

  7. electionconfidential says: Aug 10, 2012 8:32 AM

    For league minimum it would be foolish not to pick this guy up even if he had to sit at first.

  8. waitingguilty says: Aug 10, 2012 8:42 AM

    So it looks likely he may play for every NFC east team but the redskins. I guess things have indeed changed in DC.

  9. mavix27 says: Aug 10, 2012 8:42 AM

    Is he really worth a “shot”?

  10. abninf says: Aug 10, 2012 9:42 AM

    He’s love our 2nd Amendment laws. Freedom.

  11. SparkyGump says: Aug 10, 2012 9:47 AM

    Sign him while you still can, Jerry.

  12. northernwisc says: Aug 10, 2012 9:54 AM

    The good thing about signing him is that there aren’t other teams looking to bring him in so he should be content with whatever playing time he gets. And from watching him last year – there is still some gas in the tank.

    I would still take him over TO mostly because I think Plax will accept his role and not complain whereas TO still thinks he should get 10-15 balls thrown his way each game.

  13. cowboys8819 says: Aug 10, 2012 10:20 AM

    Sign Him!!!!!

  14. fissels says: Aug 10, 2012 11:08 AM

    Plaxico could help that team

  15. jaycutlersbarber says: Aug 10, 2012 11:25 AM

    nice one mavix!

  16. justintuckrule says: Aug 10, 2012 12:00 PM

    Now all they need to do is dig up Amani Toomer and they’ll have the dynamic duo that ended their 2007 SB dreams.

  17. pesh00 says: Aug 10, 2012 12:27 PM

    Plax isn’t going to sign even if we tried. Why would he? Why not wait til late preseason when teams have injuries and have to pay more?

    That said teams aren’t going to sign? Why should they when a vets salary becomes fully guaranteed if they are on week 1?

    Game of chicken let’s see who blinks first….

  18. lkimball2757 says: Aug 10, 2012 1:35 PM

    There is one thing that everyone is overlooking here.
    There are only 53 spots on the roster. If a player is not a starter, he needs to be good on special teams.
    Otherwise, you will lose a valuable spot on the team. That is why he hasn’t been signed yet.

  19. aasukisuki says: Aug 10, 2012 2:16 PM

    Its been reported that Plax will take the veteran minimum to play. Teams are stupid not to bring him in for that little amount of money. As evidenced by last year, he’s still one hell of a red-zone threat.

    I’d love for the Chiefs to bring him in, strictly for red zone work. Baldwin, Bowe (when he shows up) and Plax as 3 targets in the redzone? Even Cassel couldn’t mess that up.

  20. bluebongzilla says: Aug 11, 2012 1:07 PM

    “Any quotes yet from the HC? What’s his name again?”

    His name is Jason “I’m too busy preparing my team to answer dumb questions from the media” Garrett.

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