Cowboys interested in WR Breaston?

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  1. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    League sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Cowboys have shown interest in free agent Steve Breaston.

    Owner Jerry Jones went on the record Sunday saying Miles Austin will be back with the team in 2013. That means the Cowboys would be trying to woo Breaston as a strict No. 3 wideout. It's a tough sell as the Steelers can offer a reunion with OC Todd Haley, a chance to compete with Emmanuel Sanders for the No. 2 job and an opportunity for Breaston to return to his hometown of Pittsburgh.

    **This is from Schefter so take it for what it's worth**
  2. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I think he'd be a great addition if he's cheap. Especially assuming Otree will be gone.
  3. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    This doesn't surprise me at all, and I expect the issue to get addressed this offseason. Non-primary WRs were a huge issue last year, and Witten was WAY too featured in the passing game. At this point you just have to assume Miles Austin's chronic soft tissue injuries are going to plague him until pleasantly proven otherwise.
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Signing a guy like Breaston means they have 0 faith in either Coale or Beasley.

    Dez, Miles, Breaston, Harris, Coale/Beasley...whose the odd man out?
  5. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I'd be disappointed because I think Harris has something to offer in that role.

    Guess he's just not what they're looking for.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think it would be a nice addition and given the injury issues Dallas has dealt with at WR it may not be such a bad move if the price is within reason.
  8. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Harris does but Breaston gives you much more. I think if we get Breaston, Harris will still get plenty of opportunities in the offense and of course Harris will get plenty of chances on returns.
  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Unless it means we're churning Austin for cap relief, I wouldn't have much interest. I like Harris in the 3rd spot.
  10. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Harris might be a nice #3 WR/PR, but he's a huge liability as a #2 if Miles or Dez can't play. He needs a free release because of his size. He's too small to play outside the hashmarks against press man with a CB right in his face on every snap. Breaston is 6'0" and has shown he's not a complete liability as a #2 WR when pressed into emergency service (assuming he's not playing with a dumpster fire QB like Cassel last year). IMHO, ideally a guy like Harris is your #3/#4 WR who is cheap against the cap and earns his game activation by returning, playing special teams and backing up all 3 WR positions. Every team needs that guy, and if you can find him with a 6th round draft pick that's a successful pick.
  11. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Well-Known Member

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    I think they don't have faith in Miles staying healthy and that Harris can't be a #2 right now.
  12. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    More maybe they are both out.
  13. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    It is not about faith in anybody - it is about speed.

    Speed is the only explanation as to why Ogletree stayed on the field last year.

    That is the only reason Breaston would be brought in. If Miles or Dez were injured Harris would move inside.

    Their are enough reps to go around.
  14. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    I posted it when he got released and people started going off, but I'd like the addition
  15. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I think it is more about the ability to play on the outside. I don't think Harris, Beasley, Coale can do that.

    You need a guy that can step in if Dez or Miles is hurt or if you want to shift Miles to the slot.
  16. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    What makes them think that's a positive? :laugh2:
  17. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    If he's not what we are looking for then we need to fire the talent evaluators now. Anybody with two eyes can see this guy has a chance to take it to the house every time he touches the ball.
  18. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    Breaston is like another Robinson
  19. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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  20. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Excellent post!

    The reason they are sniffing around somebody like Breaston is that he can fill in as a number 1 or 2 on the outside if one of your starters gets hurt. Like you said, Harris is too small to play on the outside if Dez or Miles gets hurt.

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