At the start of the 2015 season, the Dallas Cowboys made a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for Christine Michael, a guy who had been buried on the running back depth chart behind both Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson. When the trade was made, it seemed like the Cowboys had their zone-blocking scheme type of running back in Michael. However, the Texas A&M product never saw the field behind Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden.
Right before Week 7’s contest against the New York Giants, it was reported that the Cowboys were going to give Michael some extended snaps. That never came to fruition and when Joseph Randle left the game versus , it was reported after the game that Darren McFadden would be awarded the starting role.
After that happened, Randle stormed out of the practice facility, and the Cowboys released him days later. After being cut, he was then suspended four games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
When the Cowboys cut Michael on Tuesday, Robert Turbin was the next guy to be signed by Dallas. Michael went through waivers unclaimed, but he found his new home on the Redskins’ practice squad.
The Redskins signing Michael provides some intrigue because general manager Scot McCloughan played a big influence in the decision to draft Michael when he was with Seattle. The signing brings a reunion between the two. With the Cowboys signing Turbin, this marks the third time the Cowboys have signed two former Seahawks. The others being Michael and Rod Smith.