Now that didn’t take long. According to multiple sources, the Dallas Cowboys have signed Allen Hurns to a two-year deal believed to be around $12 million. The former Jacksonville Jaguars’ wide receiver was released earlier this week along with tight end Marcedes Lewis in what appeared to be two cost-cutting moves by the organization.
Hurns will play opposite Dez Bryant in the Dallas Cowboys passing attack.
Hurns Was an undrafted free agent out of Miami in 2014, and was signed by the Jacksonville jaguars as part of a rookie class that included Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee. What He brings to Dallas is a tall pass catcher who can become a solid red zone threat.
The news of Hurns’ signing was one of the bigger stories in Dallas once the announcement was made. Both he and Dez Bryant wear No. 88. A piece on the Dallas Morning News’ made it clear the jersey number would still belong to the Dallas Cowboys top pass catcher. Even Hurns conceded the number belongs to the long-time Cowboys star.
Hurns picked Dallas over several other teams, including the New York Jets. There was some talk by Mary Kay Cabot that the Cleveland Browns were interested in adding Hurns to their wide receiving unit, but he never made it out of Big D.
Cowboys wide receivers Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley tweeted at Hurns on Friday, welcoming him to the team.
“Can’t wait to work with y’all boys,” Hurns responded.
The Cowboys also added depth to the position on Thursday when they signed Deonte Thompson to a one-year deal. Dallas made an attempt to sign Sammy Watkins in the offseason and asked Bryant to take a pay cut. Had the team been able to strike a deal with Watkins, it more than like would have spelled the end of Bryant’s time with the organization. It’s possible his future with the team could be factored in with Hurns’ signing.