The NFL is kicking-off preseason action this week, but a few veteran players are still without contracts. The Dallas Cowboys need some depth at wide receiver and could look to a veteran free agent to fill that need before the season begins.
The latest rumor from ESPN Dallas has the Cowboys looking at signing veteran receiver Plaxico Burress to add depth and some experience as their number three receiver. The 34-year-old returned to football last season after a time in prison and produced some good numbers for the NY Jets.
Dallas has no experience behind their top three wide outs and injury problems to Miles Austin has the front office looking for help. Burress has 550 career receptions for over 8,000 yards and 63 touchdowns, including eight from last season and would be a good addition to a team that could make a run at the playoffs.
Injuries and inexperience will lead NFL teams to search for some help over the next few weeks and Burress is just one of a handful of players looking for one last shot at making a living at the game they love. Look for a deal to come down before the start of the regular season and if Dallas is wise, they will sign the veteran and give QB Tony Romo another weapon he can use this season.