Hurns agrees to two-year deal with Cowboys

Ruben Hill
March 24, 2018

ESPN's Josina Anderson was the first to report Hurns' intent to sign with Dallas.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys added another receiver in free agency Friday when Allen Hurns agreed to a two-year deal.

Hurns was released by the Jaguars on Tuesday.

Adding Hurns gives the Dallas Cowboys much-needed flexibility in the 2017 National Football League draft as now they can focus on drafting the best player at their most pressing area of need. But he would save the Cowboys more than $3 million in salary cap space if they cut him, and they could slide Switzer into the slot position, giving them a pretty decent little lineup. The guaranteed money in his contract ran out after the first two seasons of the deal. However, the last two seasons of his Jacksonville tenure were marred by hamstring and ankle injuries. He became expendable as rookies Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole emerged into larger roles for the Jaguars in 2017.

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Hurns missed 11 games because of injuries during the past two seasons with the Jaguars, who last week brought back receiver Marqise Lee and added Donte Moncrief in free agency. His best season came in 2015, when Hurns racked up over 1,000 receiving yards and scored 10 touchdowns. The young duo will likely be asked to replace his production again this season. You could nitpick and put Jordan Matthews or Eric Decker or Jeremy Maclin, but Hurns is just 26 and has been productive with Blake Bortles as his quarterback.

The Jaguars are in a state of flux at the wide receiver position.

But it now looks like Bryant and Hurns will team up with one another to form a solid wide receiver tandem for Dak Prescott under center.

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