Dallas Cowboys: Allen Hurns, anyone?

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The Dallas Cowboys need some wide receivers and Allen Hurns just became available after the Jags released him. Should they be interested?

Although they’ve been the quietest team in free agency so far, the Dallas Cowboys have at least been kicking the tires on a few wide receivers. First, they reportedly made an offer to Sammy Watkins, who chose the Kansas City Chiefs.

After that they faded into the background of the free agency marketplace only to re-emerge with a couple visits scheduled for Dontrelle Inman and Justin Hunter. Neither are earth-shattering names, but Inman especially could be a decent option.

Another player who could be a solid choice just hit the market as well as the Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran receiver Allen Hurns. The 26-year old Hurns was undrafted out of Miami in 2014, but showed out as a rookie. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the recently cut wideout will visit with Dallas on Wednesday.

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He finished his first season with 677 yards receiving off 51 catches with six touchdowns. That was followed up with a 64-reception season for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns. Hurns has never been considered a burner, but did average 16.1 yards per grab that year.

That season led him to a $40 million contract which covered four seasons. He only made it through two years though as injuries led him to miss 11 games in the past two seasons — which severely limited his production.

While many fans in Dallas want them to upgrade the position by merely grabbing guys with deep speed, Hurns could be an underrated option. He’s got sure hands and runs great routes. He also managed to rack up his yardage while playing second-fiddle to Allen Robinson.

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Hurns wouldn’t be a go-to No. 1 target, but he would offer them a dependable pass catcher who could help the offense be more friendly towards their newest franchise quarterback Dak Prescott. Signing him also wouldn’t break the bank, which is important given their current limit on available cap space.