Sanders is a native Texan.
According to Dallas Cowboys gameday reporter Bobby Belt, he has been told by two sources that if Emmanuel Sanders is released by the Broncos that he would prefer to return home and play for the Dallas Cowboys.
With @NickiJhabvala reporting that Emmanuel Sanders may be on the move from Denver, I've been told by two sources recently that Sanders (a native Texan) would prefer to return home and play for the Cowboys if a Denver divorce were to occur.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) February 12, 2018
Sanders is a native Texan so playing for the Cowboys likely would be a dream for the veteran receiver who may be hitting the open market.
There are now multiple reports out there that the Broncos have put Emmanuel Sanders on the trade block, but an outright release is also on the table. The Broncos are in cap shedding mode to make room for a potential/likely run at impending free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins and parting ways with Sanders would help in that pursuit.
As Zack Kelberman states in his piece, the Broncos will have to work quickly to figure out what they want to do with Sanders. Four days after the new league year begins, $6.9 million of Sanders $8.25 million base salary for the 2018 season becomes fully guaranteed.
The Cowboys will be in the market for a receiver and may even move on from veteran Dez Bryant this offseason so the fit makes sense. Its possible the two could work out a trade, but if there is mutual interest on both sides, a release probably is more likely.
Sanders will turn 31 years old in March and is coming off a down year where injuries sidelined him for multiple games. He finished the year with 47 receptions for 555 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2017 which he also totaled 11 starts.
Sanders time in Denver is very likely coming to an end, the question is if they will end up getting anything for Sanders or just releasing him.