Running back Ty Montgomery
Now I know what you’re thinking, the Dallas Cowboys running back situation is just fine, well, you’re wrong and here’s why. What happens if running back Ezekiel Elliott or Tony Pollard get hurt during the season, who would the Cowboys have to run the ball then?
No one, and if you look around the league you’ll see very few teams that carried only two running backs on the active roster like the Cowboys did last season.
That goes for McCarthy as well who has normally carried three running backs on the roster during the season. So if he’s looking for a running back that is trying to continue his career he could take a flyer on his former running back Ty Montgomery.
Montgomery who has his best years under McCarthy would probably welcome the reunion as well seeing as every other team he has gone to was unable to use him the right way.
Montgomery can give you the best of both running backs, he has the power to carry the ball 20 or more times in a game like Elliott, but can also split out wide and win against linebackers in the passing game like Pollard. He also knows McCarthy’s offensive scheme so there’s no learning curve for him, he can come in and play immediately if he has too.
So if I were the Cowboys I’d take a look at Montgomery, it’s better than hoping a running back that you draft late or signs as an undrafted free agent can give you a competent back up in this role.