Denver Broncos trade options with the Dallas Cowboys
2. Cowboys target WR/RS Diontae Spencer
Although the Dallas Cowboys have arguably the league’s top wide receiver trio in Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb (the Broncos’ trio of Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, and Tim Patrick is also right up there), they lack in the return game pretty significantly.
Last season, CeeDee Lamb was the team’s primary punt returner with 24 returns at an average of just over seven yards per return.
The Cowboys’ main kickoff returner is backup running back Tony Pollard, who has been pretty respectable in that spot.
If you’re a Cowboys fan, you’ve got to be cringing at CeeDee Lamb, the projected WR1 or WR2 of the team going forward, back there returning 24 punts in a season. Dallas has to find an alternative at that position and it just so happens that the Denver Broncos may be able to help.
The Broncos will need someone to actually come out and beat Diontae Spencer, but his job is up for grabs.
The wide receiver position in Denver is too deep and talented for essentially a fourth specialist (besides kicker, punter, and long snapper) to be occupying a roster spot.
Spencer had his first return touchdown last season and will continue to be, at the very least, an above-average return man going forward. If someone like Trinity Benson or Kendall Hinton or even KJ Hamler can seize that role for the Broncos, Dallas might be willing to throw a late pick Denver’s way to shore up a problem area.