Welcome to our fantasy football wish lists, where we’re going through each NFL team and listing three things we’d love to see them do this offseason for fantasy reasons (but also real football reasons).
Say what you want about the 2018 Dallas Cowboys, but I will forever consider last season a success for the sole reason that they managed to pry Amari Cooper away from the Raiders and remind the NFL and the football heads that Cooper is a top 10 receiver when he’s playing for a team that actually cares. With Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, the Cowboys have a very solid core that they’ll both need to keep—Dak and Cooper’s contracts are up at the end of 2019—and build around. Let the building begin!
Sign Jamison Crowder
I love trying to get once up-and-coming fantasy studs to live up to their fullest potential and Crowder fits the bill in my mind. Crowder’s never been a top 20 fantasy receiver but two out of his four seasons in the league, he’s finished a top 45 wide out. His best season was in 2016 when he finished with 67 catches for 847 yards and seven touchdowns. While he’s yet to live up to that level of production since then, he’d still be an upgrade to 30-year-old Cole Beasley (who also happens to be a free agent) and we all know how Dak loves his slot guys. I’d certainly be targeting Crowder in fantasy drafts if he ended up in Dallas.
Sign Tyler Kroft
Since Jason Witten retired, the Cowboys have been searching for a replacement tight end that they can rely upon. Personally, I’m not sold on either Geoff Swaim or Blake Jarwin, so it’s time to dip the toe into the free agent market. There are plenty of tight ends out there for the Boys to choose from but there’s no sure guy. Kroft’s 2018 was basically a wash as he broke his foot and only played five games. However, he broke out in 2017, catching seven touchdowns for the Bengals. He’s your classic big bodied red-zone threat standing at 6-foot-6 and he’d be a welcome addition to the offense.
Keep DeMarcus Lawrence
Yes this isn’t a purely fantasy move (unless you’re crazy enough to play IDP) but I can’t write an offseason wish list for the Cowboys without mentioning the most important thing for them to do this offseason. Lawrence is coming off a dominate season in which he tallied 10.5 sacks and eight tackles for loss and established himself as one of the best edge rushers in the league. The Cowboys have the cap space to keep him long term and there’s no way they’ll let him walk out the door.