Some time during the third quarter of the Dallas Cowboys' first fake football game of the season tonight against the Oakland Raiders we may have a good idea if the team actually has any legit No. 3 wide receiver or merely people dressed as such.
And around that time we may be able to determine whether the Cowboys would be wise to bring in recently cut Dolphins WR Chad Johnson. Or possibly bring in veteran WR Plaxico Burress (right) for a look. Just a look.
What we know is with Miles Austin and Dez Bryant in the top two wide receiving spots for the Cowboys, the team's No. 3 receiver may get a lot of quality time during the season as the No. 2. This is what we call a "serious problem."
Right now the Cowboys list as the "top" WRs behind Dez & Austin:
Kevin Ogletree: 3 seasons, 25 rec., 294 yards
Danny Coale: Rookie from Va Tech
Tim Benford: Rookie from Tenn Tech
Donavon Kemp: Rookie from UTEP
Cole Beasley: Rookie from SMU
Dwayne Harris: 2 seasons, 7 games, 0 rec.
Raymond Radway: 1 season
Andre Holmes: 1 season
Saalim Hakim: Rookie, Tarleton State
Would you rather any combination of any of these players vs. possibly Johnson or Burress?
Burress is 35.
Johnson is 34.
Both of these two are considerably more accomplished than the collection of nameless nobodies who are trying to catch Tony Romo's eyes.
But considering the baggage of both Johnson & Burress, and their age, a collection of young nameless nobodies is the better alternative.
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