The Dallas Cowboys have signed veteran journeyman wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe, according to a twitter announcement from his agent on Monday afternoon.
— Erik Burkhardt (@ErikBurkhardt) July 21, 2014
Despite having one of the best wide receivers in the NFL in Dez Bryant on the roster, the Cowboys have been in search of some more help in the passing game for quarterback Tony Romo, and Briscoe appears to be another piece of that puzzle.
Since entering the NFL in 2010 following his collegiate career with the Kansas Jayhawks, Briscoe has hauled in 43 passes for 502 yards and seven touchdowns. Those aren’t eye-popping stats by any means, but there is also no doubt that he possesses the playmaking ability to get the job done, and that fact could be exploited with Bryant on the same field.
Most recently, Briscoe was a member of the Washington Redskins last summer, although he was waived in August after he had been dealing with a shoulder ailment.
Again, this isn’t a blockbuster signing by any means, but it could prove to be a smart one by the Cowboys. Giving Romo more targets to get the ball to other than Bryant and Jason Witten is a tremendous thing for this offense this season.