4 Potential cap casualties Eagles can target at wide receiver

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The Eagles wouldn’t consider adding a rival, would they?

Okay, just hear us out! Placing two former Cowboys on the same list of potential future Eagles makes us just as sick as it makes you, but this isn’t a terrible idea.

Sure, this Eagles team doesn’t have an extensive history of putting former Cowboys on this roster and seeing good things happen. Herschel Walker was decent, but that Orlando Scandrick still has us seeing red too.

Let’s talk about the Cowboys and Amari Cooper though. Dallas has made a few errors in judgment in terms of structuring their payroll… errors that will come back to bite them… errors that will soon give Birds fans reason to smile.

They have several players who are paid like they’re one of the top five players at their position (Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott for instance). Ladies and gentlemen, none of those guys are one of the top five players at their position.

Cooper probably has some good football left in him. He isn’t a future Hall of Famer or anything, and he could be on the downside of what’s been a good to above-average career, but he’s better than most of what the Eagles have.

Be honest. If he turned in that ugly white, blue, and grey jersey for one of the midnight green variety and he did anything in Philadelphia that looks like his last season in Dallas (68 receptions, 865 receiving yards, 12.7 yards per reception, and eight touchdowns), Birds fans will go from booing him to throwing him a parade in the middle of the season.

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This team isn’t in a position to turn down competent help at wide receiver, and if you think they wouldn’t benefit by having eight more offensive touchdowns on the ledger, you’re crazy.

If Amari Cooper gave the Eagles offense that type of explosiveness or punch, we wouldn’t care if he was from Dallas, Mars, or one of those Last Chance U schools they show us on Netflix. That’s how long it’s been since Philly has had competent and consistent production at wideout. That ought to be telling you something.