New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys Eyeing DeSean Jackson

New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys Eyeing DeSean Jackson

New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys Eyeing DeSean Jackson

He will form a duo with Mike Evans that ultimately be formidable in producing yards in the offense with Jameis Winston as the quarterback.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and several other sources have confirmed the deal, which can't become official until after 4 p.m., the start of the NFL's new league year.

The Washington Post reported that the Patriots and the Cowboys are targeting Jackson.

That's why the Buccaneers needed to sign wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Winston attempted 35.4 passes per game with only two instances where he finished with fewer than 30 pass attempts in a game (both especially low scoring affairs against Seattle and New Orleans). Depending on what Tampa Bay does in the draft this could spell the end, at least for fantasy purposes, for free agent receiver Vincent Jackson. Bryant struggled with injuries this past season, but turned it back on in the playoffs when he had nine receptions for 132 yards and two scores.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Jackson recorded four 100-yard performances in his last six games to finish strong in his third season with Washington. Jackson played with the Redskins in the past three years. He is also 16 years younger than Brady, so it could be the last quarterback Jackson has to worry about building a rapport with.

Jackson's departure isn't unexpected but it takes a bite out of the Redskins' offense. In 2014 and 2016, Jackson registered more than 1,000 yards each year. On paper, this should cure Winston's deep-passing ills, but we've been duped before. This puts the onus on Winston, who has gotten the receivers he's always wanted but now has to make them work to his benefit. A Jackson-Evans-Jackson trio would easily be the best in the NFC South, given that the champion just lost their offensive coordinator, the previous champion needs an offensive overhaul and the Saints apparently no longer want Drew Brees to throw to Brandin Cooks.

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