Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett told Norm Hitzges on KTCK in Dallas (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) that they are keeping their eyes open in free agency for a third receiver, but right now Kevin Ogletree will bfill that role.
“We’re always keeping an eye on the street for every player at every position. It’s a big part of what we do in our pro personnel department. Our pro personnel guys know the league,” said Garrett. “They know who is out there and they know the areas where we continue to evaluate. Really it is throughout our team. If there is a defensive lineman, if there is a quarterback, if there is a receiver. Whatever position. If there is somebody out there who we think can help our football team we are going to take a close evaluation of him. That’s a really important concept for everyone to understand. We express that to our players. You are not necessarily competing against the guys in this room. You are competing against a standard. That is everyone who is available to achieve a standard for us. Let’s start there with that. We are always trying to do that. We’ve done a really good job of that here in the last couple of years adding guys throughout training camp and early into the season, who ended up helping us. In regards to the third receiver position? Right now Kevin Ogletree is the third receiver. He’s done a really good job so far in training camp. We have some young guys who we like to have compete for that spot. Andre Holmes. Dwayne Harris. Some other guys. We’ll see Danny Coale in practice for the first time today. We want to give these guys a chance to compete and show us what they can do. They’ve done a nice job through six practices. We’ve only been here for six practices. Actually seven was yesterday. Today will be the 8th practice and then we’ll get a chance to continue to evaluate them. I think what they do in the preseason matters. That will start in Oakland on Monday and at the end of it in terms of making our evaluation we’ll look at the total body of work. Essentially it is what they are doing now and how they are playing now, but also their experience in the past will factor into it as we make that evaluation.”
With Ogletree as the Cowboys’ third receiver, it might be time to get Plaxico Burress on the phone.