With rising tensions in the Big Apple, Dallas Cowboys Can turn to the opponent to find a solution to his receiver’s woes. New York Giants Star receiver Kenny Golladay only playing 36% of snaps During the first two weeks of the season, which includes only two plays in week 2.
This is less than ideal for a receiver who was dubbed by the Giants. Four-year, $72 million contract in 2021 and who has a salary of $13 million for this season. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler noted The Giants may be open to trade Goladay, but New York will need to eat up a good chunk of the receiver’s deal to find a mover.
On September 21, Fowler wrote, “Kenny Golladay’s position in New York is not over.” “When a receiver with a cap hit of $21.15 million plays two snaps on Sunday, there’s no coming back from it. It’s a classic case of a new regime — GM Joe Schon, coach Brian Dabol — taking a contract he didn’t own. And when that happens, teams look for exit strategies. The Giants did nothing with Golladay’s contract in the preseason because the guarantees affected him. His $13 million salary and $4.5 million off roster bonus Has zero wiggle room.
“But a similar situation unfolded a few years ago with the Jets and Le’Von Bell in the New York area. GM Joe Douglas, who didn’t make the Bell deal, decided the Jets were worth $13 million in guarantees to go to Bell.” Were better off paying, first trying to trade him before he was released. The difference is that Gollade, as an accomplished wide receiver with red zone scoring ability, might have some trade value if the Giants made most of their Agree to cover the salary. Something to watch, as Goladay can’t be satisfied with his role.”
What would a business look like for Goladay?
Given Goladay’s bloated deal, the Cowboys would only need to send a three-for-three pick to the Giants. In this scenario, Dallas would still be pushing for a trade as a Carolina pulled with Cleveland for Baker Mayfield. The Panthers were able to land Mayfield for a future day-three pick, while the Browns paid most of the quarterback’s salary.
cowboys still have $12.8 million The rest were in the cap space but were hesitant to spend cash in the off-season. The big question for Dallas to answer is whether Goladay’s potential upside will warrant a trade. The receiver posted back-to-back seasons with more than 1,000 yards in 2018 and 2019 while serving as the Lions’ top offensive option. Goladay’s Best Season Came in 2019 When Wideout Posted 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns in 16, earning a Pro Bowl nomination.
Goladay: ‘I should play though’
The challenge is that Gollade hasn’t come close to the 1,000-yard mark since 2019. The receiver failed to score a touchdown during his first season with the Giants. 37 catches for 521 yards During his 14 appearances in 2021.
There’s reason to think that Golladay would do better with CD Lamb and Michael Gallup in the Cowboys offense. If Dallas can take advantage of a controversial position in New York, then a Gollade business is worth exploring for the right price. Moving into Week 3, Golladay made his feelings clear that he should “play” most of the game rather than spend it on the sidelines.
“I didn’t really have a choice, like I said I don’t agree with [taking a reduced role], Goladay told reporters on 21st September. “I should play regardless. …we’re not going into all of that right now. We are leaving in week 3. We’ll see how it goes. There’s still a lot of football left.”
Closer to Gallup’s return to the field, the Cowboys receiver depth chart is starting to look less worrisome. It still remains a mystery whether Noah Brown, rookie Jalen Tolbert or any other playwright can emerge as a consistent WR3 next to Lamb and Gallup. The Giants may hesitate to deal with Goladay inside the division, but may be desperate enough to remove the Giants from the roster if the receiver continues to express his displeasure.
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