IRVING, Texas --With no clear No. 3 receiver on the roster right now, it's understandable that observers listed Dallas as a potential landing spot for five-year veteran Jacoby Jones after the Texans waived him Wednesday.
For now, the Cowboys seem to be taking a similar approach to last year, when Roy Williams' release created an opening for the No. 3 spot: they want to see how their young receivers progress this offseason, but they won't pass up a chance to add a veteran player if they believe it's a good fit.
"For the most part, we're patient right now. We feel comfortable," Stephen Jones said when asked about the depth behind Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. "We're not against adding somebody, but we kind of want to see how these young guys do. And if they don't do the work or if it doesn't pan out or if we're not pleased, player acquisition is 365 days a year. I say that; I believe it.
"You never know when something's going to come up and you get an opportunity to get a Laurent Robinson or somebody like that. We have to keep our eyes peeled and if the right guy comes up and he's better than what we have, we'll make a move."
Robinson was the among the team's biggest surprises last season. Signed on two separate occasions in early September, he stuck on the roster and caught a team-high 11 touchdown passes. In March, the Cowboys chose not to match an offer from Jacksonville that will pay Robinson more than $6 million per season.
As for those young wideouts currently on the team, Jones said fourth-year veteran Kevin Ogletree "has a ton of talent" and could have a Robinson-like breakout season if he continues to work at it. He said Raymond Radway likely "would have been on the 53 (man roster)" last season if not for a season-ending leg injury in the preseason finale, and Andre Holmes is a guy "everybody's looking forward to seeing" in the upcoming workouts.