Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem (17) carries up the field on a reception against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) during the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys may try to sign Robert Meachem


The Dallas Cowboys are expected to release Miles Austin and his worn down hamstrings this offseason, leaving a void on the roster for a veteran wide receiver (not including Dez Bryant).

Terrence Williams is expected to start opposite Bryant with Austin likely out of the way, the Cowboys will need some depth.

That has lead ESPN’s Todd Archer to believe the Cowboys will show interest in signing a cheap veteran wideout like Robert Meachem.

Perhaps there’s a chance he comes back at a lower rate, but I can see the Cowboys drafting a receiver or going after a low-paid veteran in free agency on a short-term deal. The guy I have in mind is Robert Meachem.

It’s doubtful Meachem, who most recently played for the New Orleans Saints, would rank any higher than fourth on the Cowboys depth chart and his deal would likely be non-guaranteed. Still, the Cowboys could do worse than the 29-year-old who, in limited playing time hauled in 16 catches and two touchdowns this past season.

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  • Marco

    No surprise releasing Austin, too injury prone. It’s too bad but Cowboys need to move on and sign someone else that can compete and of course stay healthy all season.

  • JoeDaBeast

    As long as the price is right, why not. Not only can he catch and make plays afterwards, but he is a viable option as a return specialist. I know that Harris has shown his value in that capacity, but if he is going to be the number 3 receiver, the Cowboys are going to need other alternatives that are effective.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Move on from Austin. He needs to take a 50% pay cut and he won’t. Everyone in big D is tired of this situation. But don’t sign Meachem. He is great in NO, but he spent a year with SD, his only year without Brees and the NO system, and he sucked. Do not take him. He is a system player.

  • http://Fansided.com Vernon H

    Here we go again throwing money after aging players. Harris has demonstrated that he can step in and play, when are we going to give him the touches to develop. If we have cap money, it should be spent on defense. This organization is so dysfunctional that it is no longer funny!!!

  • Rob Austin

    Mechum is overrated. It’d be better to sign DX or make ustin take a major paycut. (Or both)

  • etexfisherman48

    That would be just about JJ’s speed to hire another has been and probably give him a 10 year gazillion contract with 3/4 of the money upfront.