Former Ole Miss Rebels wide receiver Laquon Treadwell participated in the Dallas Cowboys’ annual “Dallas Day” workout this week alongside other NFL veterans and local draft prospects.
The 6-2 Treadwell was a practice-squadder and a project last season in Seattle, though he did end up appearing in six games for the Seahawks.
It is being reported that the Treadwell tryout is part of some intense search for receiver help; in fact, it’s really about nothing more than staying in contact with a once-upon-a-time prospect. Dallas did something akin to this last year with Antonio Callaway, a vet who ended up on the practice squad and is re-signed for this year as well.
The Cowboys are including wide receiver on the list of possibilities when its time to use a premium pick in the NFL Draft, with TCU star Quentin Johnson also on the visits list.
A team source tells CowboysSI.com there is no immediate plan to add Treadwell to a Dallas receiving room led by CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks (just acquired via trade) and Michael Gallup.
While he was with the Rebels, Treadwell became a fan-favorite in Oxford and had a productive career, although his career was impacted by a season-ending ankle injury against the Auburn Tigers in the 2014 season.
At Ole Miss, Treadwell finished his career as the all-time leader in receptions with 202, good for seventh-most in SEC history. He also tallied the third-most receiving yards (2,393) and receiving touchdowns (21).