James Washington has found a new home in Dallas as the former Pittsburgh Steeler will become a Cowboy. Washington signs a one-year deal with the Cowboys after spending the past four years in Pittsburgh.
Washington came to Pittsburgh with high expectations as a second round pick. Him and his college teammate, Mason Rudolph, were expected to replace the Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown connection when the latter players retired. Regardless, Washington never lived up to his potential, nor did he really ever have a chance as he was outshined by other wide receiver draft picks such as Juju Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool.
His best season came in 2019 when Rudolph and Delvin ‘Duck’ Hodges took over the quarterback position from an injured Roethlisberger. That season, Washington started 10 games and had 44 catches for 735 yards and three touchdowns. Washington led the team in receiving yards that season.
The Cowboys are looking for wide receiving help after they traded away Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns to clear cap space. The team also resigned wide receiver Michael Gallup to a five-year deal.