“I really like the look of our group,” McCarthy said speaking with the media on Thursday. He also added that he doesn’t see a point in talking about players who aren’t on the Cowboys roster, according to Michael Gehlken.
Though most coaches would back up the players they already have in the building, McCarthy has a point when it comes to the Cowboys' wide receiver depth. Dallas already has a dangerous group, headlined by CeeDee Lamb. While adding Hopkins would certainly make the group better, it would be more of a luxury move than a need.
The Cowboys already added a reliable veteran pass-catcher earlier this offseason when they traded for Brandin Cooks. He'll be slotted into the offense with Lamb and Michael Gallup, who the Cowboys signed to a five-year extension last March.
Though they opened as the betting favorites to sign Hopkins at several sportsbooks, the Cowboys don’t appear to be interested in adding the three-time All-Pro. He should have plenty of suitors though and will likely land on a contending team that's looking to boost their offense.
Injury and a suspension limited Hopkins to 19 games over the last two seasons, but he's shown that he can still be an elite receiver when he's on the field. It may still be a couple more weeks before DeAndre Hopkins signs with a new team. For the moment, it doesn’t look like that team will be the Cowboys.