Mitchell worked out for the team Sunday in Oxnard, Calif.
Head coach Bill Parcells has maintained that he's looking for additional talent beyond his top two wide outs in Terrell Owens and Terry Glenn, especially with No. 3 receiver Patrick Crayton getting off to an inconsisent start during training camp.
Undrafted free agent Sam Hurd has performed well in practice, but the Cowboys' organization is continuing to look to free agency to try and build depth.
If the Cowboys sign Mitchell, it would be the second controversial wide receiver who last played football with the Eagles this year.
The Eagles released Mitchell in May 2005 after strange off-the-field behavior.
Originally picked in the first round out of UCLA in 2001, Mitchell made more news off the field than on it, nicknaming himself with a list of self-promoting nicknames like "The People's Champ," "FredEx," and "First-Down Freddie."
He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs later on but was released in September 2005.
During his last full season (2004), he caught 22 passes for 377 yards and two touchdowns serving primarily as a replacement for Terrell Owens, who was injured during the final month of the season and through most of the playoffs.
Mitchell played in 63 career games and had 90 catches for 1,263 yards and five touchdowns.
As of late last week, several free agent wide receivers were still available, including Kevin Johnson, Az-Zahir Hakim, Johnnie Morton, Ricky Proehl, Patrick Johnson, Rashaun Woods, Eddie Berlin and P.J. Fleck.
Cowboys Workout Freddie Mitchell
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