The Dallas Cowboys shocked the NFL recently by trading star wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns, but they’ve now brought in another weapon for quarterback Dak Prescott.
The organization has signed former Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington, who actually grew up in Texas.
Former Steelers’ WR James Washington is going back to his home state of Texas and signing a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, per his agents @DrewJRosenhaus and @RyanMatha.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2022
Washington struggled to really fit in with Pittsburgh across four seasons, collecting just 114 receptions during that span and 11 touchdowns. In 2021, he played in 15 games and had a mere 24 catches. The Cowboys obviously still have a star-studded wide receiver corps with CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and others, but bringing in another piece is by no means a bad move.
Also, Dallas lost Cedrick Wilson to the Miami Dolphins, therefore Washington should see a lot more touches with the Cowboys than he did in Steel City. The 25-year-old was drafted in the second round of the 2018 draft and reportedly wanted a trade last offseason, but the Steelers didn’t budge.
The Cowboys signed Washington to a one-year deal only, which means he’ll likely get the chance to prove what he can do with the hopes of an extension if all goes to plan for him. Dallas possessed the second-best passing offense in the league last season, much in part to Prescott, Cooper, and Lamb. Let’s hope Washington can find his footing in his home state and make an immediate impact for a Dallas team that is looking to overcome their playoff disappointment from 2021.