The Cowboys Need to Sign Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders totaled 869 yards and five touchdowns last season.
Emmanuel Sanders totaled 869 yards and five touchdowns last season. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Jerry Jones has been cutting checks and making moves for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. He has already given wide receiver Amari Cooper a big pay day, but that alone does not solve the entire receiving corps' problems. However, a move that could go a long way would be signing Emmanuel Sanders in Dallas.

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The Cowboys' offense as a whole is fairly young and inexperienced when it comes to success in the postseason. The two veterans in their receiving corps, Jason Witten and Randall Cobb, have both found new homes via free agency this offseason, with the Las Vegas Raiders and Houston Texans, respectively.

Sanders is a well-respected veteran by both fans and his fellow players. Having him as a mentor and someone with experience as the Cowboys look to change to Mike McCarthy's offense would certainly go a long way.

While Sanders just tuned 33 years old earlier this week, he has actually performed at a higher level later in his career than he did during his first few years in the league. Despite coming off of a major injury, Sanders totaled 869 yards and five touchdowns last season, playing seven games for the struggling Denver Broncos and then 10 games for the run-heavy San Francisco 49ers in 2019.

Sanders remains as one of the best route runners in the league and has some of the better hands as well, dropping just one pass last season. If the Cowboys are trying to win now, the veteran wide receiver would go a long way in helping them do just that.

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