Thursday, February 21, 2013
RBs on Cowboys' radar?
By Tim Kavanagh
The NFL's silly season is underway, so prepare for a lot of mixed signals when it comes to both impending free agents and the draft. In assessing a lot of the noise that comes in, it helps to think about whether specific moves would be logical for the teams involved. One of the logical moves we may see being made in the weeks ahead, though, is the Dallas Cowboys addressing their need for RB depth behind starter DeMarco Murray.
In comments to the media, Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones confirmed that the team is approaching the offseason with a need for a No. 2 RB.
"In this league I think you'd like to have more than one back," Jones indicated, via ESPNDallas.com. "Obviously we love DeMarco, but you also have to look he's not been healthy yet in terms of a full season. I think we need a back. We like [Lance] Dunbar and [Phillip] Tanner but I think they're more third backs, not second backs."
We've been pushing the notion of Reggie Bush heading to Dallas -- he's basically a better version of everything that Felix Jones brought to the table -- but a high pricetag could keep him away. A cheaper option could be Danny Woodhead, who has shown capabilities both as a blocker and pass-catcher out of the backfield. This also could be an area where the Cowboys invest a draft pick, though likely not until the middle rounds.