Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson (13) lines up during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Nate Burleson a ‘perfect fit’ for Dallas Cowboys


Now that wide receiver Miles Austin is likely done for good with the Dallas Cowboys, the team would like to add another veteran wide receiver.

Jason Watkins of ESPN Dallas believes Detroit Lions’ free agent wide receiver Nate Burleson could be the “perfect fit” in Dallas.

The Cowboys are open to signing a veteran free agent, but it has to make financial sense. Team officials are leaning toward not doing anything until after the May 8 NFL draft. There have been talks about signing veteran Nate Burleson, who played for Cowboys passing game coordinator, Scott Linehan, while the two were in Detroit.

In four seasons under Linehan, Burleson caught 12 touchdowns and averaged 10.7 yards per game.

He’s a perfect fit, at least for now, but other vets such as Santonio Holmes, Jason Avant, Robert Meachem and Kenny Britt could be snagged on the free-agent market as well.

Burelson was originally drafted with the 71st overall pick in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He spent three years with the Vikings and four with the Seattle Seahawks before joining the Lions.

Last season, Burleson was limited to nine games after his pizza incident and had 39 catches for 461 yards and one touchdown.

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  • Old Frog

    We can draft a competent WR in the 3rd or 4th round. Austin was an UDFA. Save the money.

    • Chad

      There are plenty of Day 3 guys that could fill the slot and make an impact at a fraction of what Burleson will be owed.

  • BaMBaM

    There is a article on DallasCowboys.com that Stephen Jones says the Cowboys do not have a need at WR. Stop making up rumors.

  • wow

    excatly wait for the draft get some young talent player be money well spend instead getting players who at the end of the career especially a reciever

  • Marco

    Just because the new offensive coordinator comes from Detroit doesn’t mean Nate is a good idea. If he’s willing to play for a price then Dallas needs to consider him, other then that I would pass and wait for the draft or continue to explore other options until the draft.