4 moves Cowboys can make after signing Eric Kendricks to salvage dormant free agency

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3. Sign RB J.K. Dobbins

We'll always love Ezekiel Elliott, but he's not what the Cowboys need right now. Even at the vet minimum, signing Elliott wouldn't be a smart move. His 3.5 yards per attempt last season with the Patriots ranked dead-last in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus. Even Patriots starter Rhamondre Stevenson managed 4.0 yards per clip behind the same offensive line.

That brings us to J.K. Dobbins, who'd be a risky signing in his own right. However, he offers the highest ceiling of the remaining running backs. The Cowboys have a long history of showing faith in players coming off a major injury, and Dobbins fits that bill as he recovers from a torn Achilles.

When healthy, Dobbins is a three-down back. He's averaged 5.8 yards per carry on 234 career attempts. That's a bulky sample size. The Cowboys would obviously need to clear Dobbins medically and draft a RB as insurance, but the Houston, TX native would be a great addition to a currently desolate backfield.