Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he’s pleased with the club’s backup wide receivers, even though executive vice president Stephen Jones told a radio station the team wouldn’t rule out adding free agent Plaxico Burress, Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas reports.
The Cowboys have young, inexperienced receivers contending for the No. 3 position and are considering adding a veteran if no one emerges.
“We haven’t even discussed that internally at all,” Jerry Jones said regarding Burress. “It’s not been discussed at any level in our organization one way or the other.”
Earlier Thursday, a source said the Cowboys were involved in preliminary discussions with Burress’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus. However, Jones said he hasn’t spoken to the agent.
“We’re going to go to war with, so to speak, or go into the season with question marks at the third receiver, there’s no doubts, no matter who it is,” Jones said.
On Thursday afternoon, Stephen Jones told KTBB-FM in Tyler, Texas, that the team “wouldn’t totally rule out Plaxico at some point.”