ESPN’s Bill Barnwell has suggested an intriguing landing spot for Tennessee Titans’ star running back Derrick Henry.
The 2019 and 2020 rushing champion is entering the final year of his contract. Given that and his age (he turned 29 in January), it’s easy to understand why Henry has been the subject of trade rumors in recent weeks.
In his latest column, Barnwell suggested how seven teams could fill out a roster hole. One of the teams on Barnwell’s list was the Dallas Cowboys, and he suggested Henry as a potential target for the NFC East club in order to shore up the RB position:
“There’s also a chance expensive veterans such as Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook could be released after the draft. Dallas could add a rookie in April’s draft, but Pollard’s uncertain status for Week 1 leads me to believe the team would probably prefer to have a more experienced back on the roster.”
The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Tony Pollard, their leading rusher of 2022. The team wound up releasing Ezekiel Elliott in a cap-saving move, less than four years after handing the two-time rushing champion a six-year, $90 million extension.
Dallas did sign veteran Ronald Jones, a two-time Super Bowl champion, to address the running back depth chart. Jones had a career year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, recording 978 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
Henry showed he has plenty left in the tank in 2022, rushing for 1,538 yards and 13 touchdowns.
The Titans are coming off a disappointing 7-10 season, one that saw them finish the year on a seven-game losing skid. This led to some calls for the organization to move on from veterans like Henry and quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but both remain on the roster with the draft just over three weeks away.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.