Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson (13) during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Will Nate Burleson end up in Dallas?

There’s nothing wrong with adding a little bit of depth to each position. If you’re able to provide your starting quarterback with a group of solid weapons from the number one slot down to five, nobody is going to complain.

With Miles Austin possibly on his way out of Dallas, the Cowboys are going to want to find a veteran who can step up and answer the call when needed. I’m sure they’re going to draft a receiver to compete with the rest of the group besides Dez.

Which brings us to Nate Burleson. I was a little surprised to hear that the Detroit Lions were going to release him. Not only did they release Burleson, but they also parted ways with Louis Delmas as well. Nate started off the year as starting quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s favorite target.

During the first four games of the season, he recorded 26 receptions for 316 receiving yards and one touchdown. Then he suffered his forearm injury and missed six games. Now according to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Louis Delmas and Nate Burleson make sense for the Dallas Cowboys.

Dallas needs safety help and adding Burleson as an insurance policy to their wide receiver corps. wouldn’t be that bad of an idea. They could pick him up on a veteran minimum and cut him loose if he’ not working out. But if he does step up, he could do great things with this offense.

We’ll just have to wait and see if the Cowboys show an interest in the guy.

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