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Eagles, Cowboys have both inquired about free agent DeSean Jackson, per report

Don’t you dare do it, Dallas.

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According to a report from the Washington Post’s football writers — Mike Jones, Liz Clarke, and Master Tesfatsion all contributed to the post — DeSean Jackson is expected to be leaving Washington behind in the coming days, and both the Eagles and — GASP! — Cowboys have inquired about his availability.

Per the Post:

Along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys also have inquired about wide receiver DeSean Jackson, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, it’s expected that the Redskins and Jackson will part ways, multiple people with knowledge of the situation have indicated.

Should he land with the Bucs, Jackson would join an offense with quarterback Jameis Winston and Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans.

Oh my, not the Cowboys.

The Eagles, of course, have long been rumored to be interested in reuniting with Jackson. Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL said a few days ago he doesn’t think the reunion is in the cards, but hey, you never know in free agency.

Tampa Bay has been at the forefront of the Jackson rumors for the past 48 hours, with a push from their front office, and the allure of playing with young quarterback Jameis Winston and super stud wideout Mike Evans making the Bucs the leaders in the clubhouse as the league’s legal tampering window opened today.

The Patriots pursue good players, and we all know DeSean Jackson, despite his locker room shortcomings and slightly elevated age, is a good football player. They also have a surprising amount of cap room for a team coming off a Super Bowl victory, which would make signing Jackson very possible. The draw of a ring, and playing with the best quarterback of all time, is pretty tempting.

But Dallas? Well, Dallas is a name we haven’t heard much of in the Jackson rumors until today. With wideout Terrance Williams also up for free agency, it would seem the Cowboys are exploring their options, which makes sense. But even after re-negotiating Sean Lee’s contract, they don’t have a whole host of cap room: they ranked dead last in the league just two days ago.

Jackson in Dallas silver-and-blue would just look weird, after he torched them time and again for the Eagles for so many years. However, the boos would rain louder than you can possibly imagine during Cowboys week at the Linc, which... yeah, okay, that’d be kind of fun to cover.

In any case, keep it locked here as we follow the former-and-maybe-but-probably-not-future Eagle’s free agency path.

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