The Dallas Cowboys are considered the favorites to sign a recently-released star wide receiver.

The Arizona Cardinals released 30-year-old receiver DeAndre Hopkins on Friday, May 26. The move is a bit surprising considering the Cardinals had shopped Hopkins in trade talks over recent weeks. However, it appears Hopkins’ age combined with contract and recent injuries prevented Arizona from finding a trade partner.

The official announcement:

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 26, 2023

Cowboys Favored to Land DeAndre Hopkins

And now that Hopkins is free to pick wherever he wants to play next, the Cowboys have emerged as the favorites to sign the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. According to betting odds released by Bet Online, Dallas has 3-to-1 odds of signing Hopkins. The next favored teams on the list are the Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills.

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— John McMullen (@JFMcMullen) May 26, 2023

The Cowboys being mentioned as the favorites to land Hopkins isn’t exactly surprising. Hopkins previously teased the idea of playing in Dallas when he filmed a video while hanging out with ex-Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant in Dallas.

While the Cowboys already pulled off a big trade earlier in the offseason in acquiring Brandin Cooks, they could choose to stockpile receivers by adding Hopkins. The question is, would Hopkins be willing to accept a lesser role alongside CeeDee Lamb and potentially have his targets cut into with the presence of three quality receivers in Lamb, Cooks and Michael Gallup?

CBS Sports’ Garrett Podell explained why a potential move for Hopkins would make sense for the Cowboys. Podell actually lists Dallas as Hopkins’ second-best possible destination behind Buffalo.

“They don’t necessarily need another big-money target with 2022 second-team All-Pro CeeDee Lamb headlining their group, but there’s a reason they traded a couple late-round picks to the Houston Texans for Brandin Cooks after flirting with Odell Beckham Jr. Adding a third proven route-winner like Hopkins to Lamb and Cooks would take pressure off of Michael Gallup as the No. 3, and when doesn’t Jerry Jones enjoy making a splash? The financials would be the biggest hurdle, but with many players entering the end of their rookie deals in the near future, the time is now for Dallas,” writes Podell.

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