Nov 24, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs past Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) in the first quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Johnson A Cowboy? Jerry’s Twitter Account Says So

Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball against the Houston Texans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Is the running back position one the Dallas Cowboys need to address this offseason? It’s not one of their most pressing needs, and yet there is trade talk and free agency rumors swirling around Tennessee Titan’s running back Chris Johnson being a fit in Dallas. Here’s the breakdown:

Chris Johnson Loves Jerry Jones on Twitter

Take a good look at Chris Johnson’s Twitter account and you’ll see he’s following Jerry. It doesn’t look like Jones will reciprocate, as Jerry hasn’t been active on Twitter since April 29, 2011 and is only following three people. You can still see Johnson has some sort of interest with the Dallas Cowboys… or Jerry’s inactive account.

Magic Bookkeeping

Johnson is scheduled to make $8 million next year, and unless he’s willing to take a pay cut (as was rumored when word first broke that Johnson was not going to be the Titan’s roster next year) there might not be room for him on the books in Dallas. That is unless Jerry and Co. can work some more cap magic, which most likely means more dead money in the future.

Riding Out the Storm

If a trade partner is not found, which doesn’t seem too likely right now, Johnson will be released. If Dallas is actually interested in him, it may be worth saving the potential draft pick they would have to give up and wait and see. If they can make do without future-HOFer DeMarcus Ware, then they will survive if Johnson is indeed traded to one of the other rumored suitors. Cross your fingers and hope Jerry doesn’t take a liking to the idea of Johnson pairing up with current starter, DeMarco Murray, or he’ll give up the farm to get him (Roy Williams anyone?).

Is It A Fit?

Johnson is a workhorse of a back. He has the ability to chew up large chunks of yardage and has big-play capability. In his career, Johnson has never has a season where he rushed for less than 1,000 yards. But he’s always been the man, and how does that mentality fit-in with Dallas, where Murray is “the man”?

So do you think he’s worth the flier, whether it’s through trade or free agent signing? He’s a boom-or-bust back at this stage of his career, so it could really go either way.

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  • Trey

    Best fit ever , Demarco and Cj2k Tandem !!!! Make it happen

  • Trey

    Try and make some moves , he obviously wants to come here. Why not add more young talent Don’t put all the work on Murray’s Shoulders!

    • Kevin Moore

      Waste of money. If Murray had been given the ball 20 times a game and not missed the 2 games he would have lead the league in rushing. Let that sink in. Also, Dunbar is a great change of pace back that will be used more often in 2014. We do not have the cap space for a RB like CJ. This isn’t Madden Trey, this is the real world.

      • Trey

        Ok but can Murray be counted on to stay healthy ? Can Dunbar hold on to the ball? Is Joseph randle ready? You see philly had more then 3 backs but the brought in Darren sproles!

  • Mike

    Can always count of TLH to have a misleading headline or a story written by someone who does not have a clue. Did not even pay attention to the name on the news feed but once I started reading and noticed the headline was opposite the story and how badly written it was, I knew and quit reading.

    • Earl Robertson

      Lol yea it was pretty dumb

  • Draftmane

    Last time we had the Fastest Man(Primetime) we went to the Superbowl!

  • ctcowboy1968

    Makes no sense for CJ to be on this team. Two starting RBs who split 8-10 carries each in JG’s offense? Unnecessary.

    • Trey

      The carries don’t nessasarly be 8-10 Murray can start . Cj can even contribute on special teams. He can come in for screens? Watch home philly uses d sproles and mccoy

      • Trey

        Typo, *watch how