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Mailbag: Could Jordan Reed be the Answer?


With the recent news that the Redskins are releasing Jordan Reed, is it possible the Cowboys look to sign him to add a proven yet oft injured playmaker at TE? – DAN BRENER / ARVADA, CO

David: I think "oft injured" is the most important part of this question. Reed has missed 33% of his possible games since being drafted. And what makes the issue even scarier is that a lot of those problems have been concussion-related. Those are a lot more serious than sprains and tears, and they're also harder to forecast. I think the world of Reed as a player, but that's not a situation I'm super interested in banking on.

Rob: We don't know Jason Witten's future with the team yet, but I would anticipate the Cowboys pressing forward with Blake Jarwin if Witten doesn't return. They would have to add depth to the position, but the draft could be an option in that scenario.

I know we haven't seen much yet, but can you think of any players currently on XFL teams who could find their way onto the Cowboys roster after their season is over? – FRED ROBERTS / SALEM, OR

David: I have been a fan of Cardale Jones since he was part of the 2016 draft class, and he sure is showing out in the XFL. He might be on pace for an MVP season, with 511 yards and four touchdowns through two games. Now, I'm not saying he's ever going to be a Pro Bowler in the NFL, but I'm certainly take a look at him as a backup option. Other than that, shouts out to my guy Kyle Queiro. The former Cowboys practice squadder had a game-sealing interception a couple weeks back.

Rob: Full disclosure: I haven't watched a second of XFL action. Been on New Dad duty the last couple weeks, mastering the art of diapers and bottles. But the AAF did produce a few players who signed NFL contracts, so it's definitely possible some XFL guys will get a look, if not in Dallas then somewhere else.

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