The Dallas Cowboys appear to be one of the better-equipped NFC teams heading into next season, having addressed most of their main concerns. But there is a spot to be filled in the running back position following the release of Ezekiel Elliott earlier in the offseason.
While they have signed Ronald Jones and drafted Deuce Vaughn, Tony Pollard is still recovering from a significant leg injury and there’s no clarity yet on when he could return.
It appears that Jones, Vaughn, and Malik Davis might be the ones called upon to take on the load, but Evan Reier of Heavy.com has suggested that the Cowboys could also acquire Michael Carter from the New York Jets.
There are rumors suggesting that the Jets could sign free agent Dalvin Cook, which would mean Carter could be on the move and become a viable option for Dallas.
“If the Jets sign Cook and the Cowboys are truly looking for another RB, Dallas should absolutely look for a deal for Carter. The former North Carolina Tar Heel burst onto the scene in 2021 and has cooled down since, but he is still just 24 years old and with serious potential,” Reier points out.
While the Jets could release Carter, the Cowboys could offer a late pick in order to secure a deal as NY would probably jump at the chance to get draft compensation for a player they may deem surplus to requirements.
In such a case, the Cowboys would land a solid backup for Pollard and another offensive weapon for Dak Prescott.
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