The Dallas Cowboys have arguably best young running back in the entire NFL in Ezekiel Elliott. He not only lead the league in rushing as a rookie, but did so rather easily. As long as Elliott can continue to stay healthy, there’s not another RB on the roster who should see the field very often. But, good teams plan for worst-case scenarios, which means the Cowboys need a contingency plan in place to cover themselves if worst comes to worst.
As things stand right now, Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris, and Jahad Thomas are the only other RBs currently on the roster. McFadden is a favorite of the coaching staff and will likely stick around, but both Morris and Thomas will have to prove themselves in training camp to make the final 53 man roster.
With Elliott and McFadden sitting atop the depth chart, there could be an open roster spot for another RB. Without a doubt the Cowboys are aware of the situation, which is why I think they will be monitoring roster cuts and potential trades very closely the remainder of the off-season.
With all of this in mind, I thought I would share with all of you three running backs I think they should be monitoring closely. Each of these RBs will not only add valuable depth, but could also push Darren McFadden for that RB2 spot.
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