3 free agent running backs the Cowboys should sign instead of Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas is still shopping for a running back, but because of what they are willing to pay, the options are limited.
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2. J.K. Dobbins

Dobbins, 25, has the dreaded "injury-prone" tag following him. Dobbins has shown flashes to be a solid running back in his days but multiple season-ending injuries the last two seasons will scare teams away from doing business.

This scare can work in Dallas's favor, however, because Dobbins could now be signed to an extremely cheap deal. Dobbins's future contract will likely be in the $2 million per year range which mirrors his market value on Spotrac.

From a skills perspective, Dobbins can come in and give Dallas the type of running that they are looking for. He can bounce off wimpy tacklers and has a great one-cut-and-go running style. Dobbins is simply looking for an opportunity to prove that he can be "that guy" for a team. It seems like ex-Cowboys greats are also on board with this possible move.

He is still young and could mold into the runner he once showed signs of. A Dobbins-Dallas connection could work as Dobbins gets a chance to revive his career and Dallas adds starting-caliber talent at a considerably low price.