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Remembering the Cowboys' Interest in Josh Gordon

Dallas put in a bid for Gordon in the 2012 Supplemental Draft

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Remembering the Cowboys' Interest in Josh Gordon

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With Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon in trouble yet again, it’s worth remembering when the Cowboys went after him in the supplemental draft.

The year was 2012, and Gordon had declared for the supplemental draft. He had sat out the 2011 season at Utah, where he transferred after being suspended by Baylor for failing a drug test. After consulting with Baylor coach Art Briles, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, the Cowboys put in a mid-round bid on Gordon.

The Browns beat them to the punch though, and landed his services with a second round bid.

Strictly on the field, it was a great move for Cleveland. Gordon led the league in receiving yards in 2013, and was named to the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro Team. Off the field is where Dallas missed a good deal of trouble by missing out on Gordon.

Already facing a possible season-long suspension for 2014 due to a second failed drug test since coming into the league (he has appealed), Gordon was arrested on charges of driving while impaired over the weekend. Which, combined with his history before this offseason, has thrown his immediate future into some question.

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