Dallas Cowboys should make an offer to Usain Bolt

July 31, 2017 at 5:21 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

I read the story in the July 30 Advocate that Usain Bolt is retiring from his track career. All good things eventually come to an end.

I would like to continue to see him dominate. I would like for my beloved Dallas Cowboys to send someone to Jamaica to make him an offer to become the new Bob Hayes. Bolt is a big guy, 6 feet 5 inches tall and 207 pounds, and blessed with blazing speed. The Cowboys took a chance on Bob Hayes years ago, and the experiment turned out to be a magnificent success.

Now, Usain Bolt is retiring from competitive track, and the Cowboys could use him as a receiver. Imagine a 6-foot-5-inch receiver with the world's fastest hundred-meter speed one-on-one with a 5-foot-10-inch, 170-pound cornerback. Now imagine him as one of the targets for Dak Prescott's magic arm.

Hayes was under six feet and under 200 pounds and turned the NFL on its ear by becoming a Hall of Fame receiver. Bolt would be starting football as an advanced age of 30, but he is a world-class athlete and could be taught to catch a football; and the Cowboys certainly can afford to pay him top dollar.

Having Usain Bolt on the team could nudge a contender over the top and put more Lombardi Trophies into the Cowboys' trophy case.

Carl Bankston, Victoria



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