Proposed Cowboys Trade Brings Red Zone Threat to Dallas

Tre'Quan Smith


Saints WR Tre’Quan Smith could be a potential trade target of the Cowboys.

The Dallas Cowboys could be looking within their conference for some wide receiver help.

As the Cowboys continue to progress through training camp with an injury-plagued receiving core, their depth is suddenly looking thin. Outside of No. 1 receiver CeeDee Lamb, the Cowboys don’t possess any viable healthy receivers. Michael Gallup continues to recover from ACL surgery and has been ruled out for Week 1, while James Washington could be sidelined into the month of October due to a Jones fracture.

According to Brian Martin of SB Nation’s Blogging the Boys, the Cowboys could upgrade their wide receiver depth chart by targeting New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith.

“Smith is arguably the most seasoned receiver on this list, but also currently finds himself buried on the depth chart as the Saints WR4 or WR5. He is a former third-round pick by New Orleans in 2018 and is currently playing under a one-year contract,” says Martin. “The 6’2”, 210-pound WR has only averaged a little over 30 receptions for around 400 receiving yards the past couple years, but if given more opportunity there is reason to believe he could be more productive.”

Smith Could Carve Out Role As Touchdown Threat

The former third-round draft pick has never posted more than 34 receptions for 448 receiving yards in a single season. However, the 26-year-old possesses good size (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) and has shown a penchant for touchdowns, catching five touchdown passes in each of his first two seasons in 2018 and 2019.