Jerry Jones has come out and said he is not in negotiations with Drew Rosenhaus or his clien
t, troubled wide receiver Plaxico Burress. That contradicts his son Stephen Jones, executive vice president of the Cowboys, who while doing a radio interview said “wouldn’t totally rule out Plaxico at some point.”
“We haven’t even discussed that internally at all,” Jerry Jones said. “It’s not been discussed at any level in our organization one way or the other.”
The Cowboys lost their stud #3 receiver Laurent Robinson to the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency and they’re said to be considering adding a veteran wide receiver if none of the young plays emerge.
“We’re going to go to war with, so to speak, or go into the season with question marks at the third receiver, there’s no doubts, no matter who it is,” Jones said.
“We would look at any option, and a lot of Laurent was his availability,” Jones said. “It caused us to look at him. If someone would become available that we were interested in … we’re not trying to trade and we’re really looking forward to this run of preseason games to look at these young guys and the people we have and we like what some of them are doing.”
Plaxico Burress famously shot himself in the leg with a gun at a night club in New York City after having won a Superbowl with the Giants and catching the game winning touchdown. After serving his prison term and being released he signed with the New
York Jets and had a average hear, catching 45 passes for 612 yards and 8 touchdowns.
What might interest the Cowboys is that 7 of those 8 TD’s came within the red zone and and 5 of them were within 10 yards of the endzone. Also Burress caught 5 touchdown passes in the 4th quarter, and WR Dez Bryant was none for his explosive starts to game but wearing down in the second half. They’re looking to replace Laurent Robinson who was a valuable threat in redzone situations.