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Does Darius Jackson Have A “Puncher’s Chance” Of Landing On Final Roster?

Remember Darius Jackson?

The running back was an instant fan favorite of Nation, as the fanbase hoped Dallas had found the explosive RB2 behind they needed in the very same draft. Jackson, however, had an up-and-down in 2016 and ended up being waived from the team to make room for later in the year.

Jackson has bounced around the league a bit since then, joining both the and at different points. He’s back with the Cowboys, however, looking to fight his way onto the team’s final .

But does the fourth year running back have more than a puncher’s chance to do so?

The Cowboys spent much of the rebuilding their running back depth. First, they drafted Memphis back hoping to find a versatile and dynamic threat to compliment the workhorse that is Ezekiel Elliott. Then, in the seventh round, Dallas took another Ohio State running back in who fits more of the “traditional” running back form.

So with two new touted rookies behind the veteran Elliott, and more than likely having a roster spot as well, there doesn’t seem to be room for Darius Jackson on the Dallas Cowboys.

That didn’t stop him from competing at , however. DallasCowboys.com named Darius Jackson one of their top ten “head turners” from the OTA practices, and considering that Mike Weber is banged up at the moment, Jackson will certainly have his opportunities to fight for that spot.

Still, the suggest that Darius Jackson will not be with the Cowboys come the Fall of 2019. Though he entered the league with some fanfare for a day three pick, his production has been more fitting of his than of his fan hype.

Jackson hasn’t been the explosive player/receiving back that they’re hoping Tony Pollard will be, nor has he been the every-down type backup runner that they seem to hope Mike Weber will be.

In the end, the Cowboys-Darius Jackson story is likely to close during this year’s .

What do you think?

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Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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