In free agency, there are a couple of options that could fit the Cowboys needs, but none more than former Pittsburgh Steeler DeAngelo Williams. I know, he does not like the Cowboys. But he has seemed to soften his stance since the suspension news broke.
Williams was terrific for the Steelers and pretty much kept the team afloat while running back, Le’Veon Bell was suspended/recovering from injury. He is the perfect candidate, however, both parties would have to be interested.
The next player who could potentially be a lead back would be Justin Forsett. It does appear as if he lost a step but he could have a fairly productive season behind this offensive line. Other players, the team could look to add for depth are Reggie Bush, Dexter McCluster, Antone Smith, and Khiry Robinson.
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This may be the most likely route the Cowboys take as there is currently a battle going on for the lead back position. The running back group managed to gain 48 yards against the Los Angeles Rams in total during their first (real) preseason game.
While it may be preseason no single player has stepped up and looked like a real option to start besides the primary backup Darren McFadden. Alfred Morris and Rod Smith have had good showings but need to be consistent in the preseason if they want more carries during the regular season.
With a fully stocked offensive line of starters and the Cowboys passing game deterring opponents from focusing in on running backs, any one of these backs could have a pretty solid day on the field but as of right now it does not seem like any of them will help the team dominate the time of possession.
While Zeke’s intangibles will be missed greatly (if he is out) the Cowboys will have to put together a solid plan if they hope to defeat some of the toughest opponents on their schedule.