Updated 05:26 AM EST, Thu, Feb 25, 2021

NFL Rumors 2014: Cowboys Target LaRon Byrd as Third Wideout, Davin Joseph Also on Radar

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The Dallas Cowboys are still searching for another wide receiver in the free agency market, leading them to take a closer look at former Arizona Cardinals wideout LaRon Byrd, according to a source close to situation on Thursday.

Byrd, an undrafted wideout out of Miami, spent his first two seasons with the Cardinals organization, but never had a chance to play a single NFL-sanctioned game. The Cards eventually released Byrd on April 4, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Needing to get some insurance for starting wide receiver Dez Bryant and Terrence Williams, the Cowboys have been trying to nab a third wideout capable of providing depth in the position and delivering the goods when given opportunity to play.

SB Nation Cowboys beat writer Dave Halprin reported Byrd worked out with Dallas front office members last Thursday. The former Hurricane standout also had a meeting with the New York Giants last week.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys are also interested in getting former Tampa Bay Buccaneers veteran guard Davin Joseph, who was released this offseason by the Bucs in order for them to avoid a $6 million hit against the salary cap.

Joseph, a first-round pick in the 2006 Draft, will turn 31 years old in November, but he remains an interesting player in the market because of his experience (started 99 of 100 games he played for the Bucs) and his ability to flourish under a good system as a two-time Pro Bowler.

If everything falls into place in negotiations, the Cowboys want Joseph to compete with Brian Waters for the starting guard spot. Waters ended his retirement to play for Dallas in 2014. However, he suffered a torn triceps and has yet to undergo surgery. There's still no confirmation if he plans to play again next season.

"Waters flourished in Dallas before suffering a season-ending triceps injury, and has been credited with bringing some toughness to the offensive line, a toughness that remained evident after he was hurt," reported NBC.

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