According to Josh Ellis of the Cowboys’ Mothership, the Cowboys had a 2nd round grade on Josh Gordon, and put in a 3rd round bid on the 6’3 WR. It’s always fun when these reports come out after the fact, and we can speculate on why they tried to get the kid. From the morning of the supplemental draft, I gave my thoughts:
Did I mention I think the Cowboys don’t have a legitimate 3rd WR, and it’s a position that is going to have to be addressed next offseason even if Gordon can’t reasonably contribute immediately? Did I mention that I think that hoping Andre Holmes or Raymond Radway are suddenly going to be legitimate 3′s this season is a bit of a stretch? Did I mention I think that we can expect the Cowboys to put in a bid on Gordon in the 3rd round or higher?
I was right! You were wrong! Nanner nanner nanners! OK, so blind squirrels and nuts and whatnot.
But the other interesting angle to this news is whether or not a report from Pro Football Weekly’s Nolan Nawrocki about Dez Bryant not getting a second contract in Dallas has some teeth:
The way we hear it, the Cowboys do not intend to offer Dez Bryant a second contract and interviewed the Texas-grown Gordon closely.
Could Gordon have been looked at by the Cowboys as an eventual replacement for Bryant? It’s probably way too premature to start speculating on that, since Bryant still has 3 seasons left on his rookie contract. Three years in the NFL is an eternity, but I think Nawrocki’s report is at least worth filing away in the memory banks.
Anyway, true credit to Evan Silva of PFT for calling the Cowboys’ interest a few days before the supplemental draft:
OK, now… I swear… No more Josh Gordon talk for 2 months.