Chicago Bears: Kevin White to Cowboys for 7th Round pick
White is healthy right now, which itself is noteworthy since he only played five games in his first three seasons. But through four games entering October he did not have a catch, and without an injury on the wide receiver depth chart the former first-round pick doesn’t have a place in the Bears’ offense.
The Cowboys decided to let Dez Bryant go last offseason and Jason Witten retired for the Monday Night Football booth, and they’ve struggled to find reliable targets for Dak Prescott all season. White is not that kind of proven commodity, but if he can stay on the field his physical tools (perception or reality at this point) are enough to give him a chance somewhere. The Bears seem to be done with him, so maybe that place is Dallas as he plays out his rookie contract over the rest of this season.
A former first-round pick with a theoretical high ceiling would surely grab Jerry Jones’ attention regardless of who it is or what position they play. But from a practical standpoint, if only to find a body at wide receiver, taking a flier on someone like White for a late-round draft pick makes sense for the Cowboys.