Cowboys set Top 30 visit with incredibly underrated Tony Pollard replacement

Could this kid have a future in Arlington with the Cowboys?
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After the weak NFL free agency the Dallas Cowboys have had so far, the hope is that Jerry Jones and Co. will wake up in a big way once the NFL Draft gets here. The Cowboys have plenty of needs on both sides of the ball. The long list includes running back, with Tony Pollard bolting for Tennessee.

There are some bonafide studs getting ready to head to the NFL, while there are also plenty of playmakers that fans may not be familiar with, including Marshall running back Rasheen Ali. According to The Athletic's Dane Brugler, the Cowboys have set a Top 30 visit with the 6-0, 210-pounder.

The Dallas Cowboys will be bringing in Rasheen Ali for a Top 30 visit

Unfortunately for Ali, his stock has dropped a bit in recent months because of a biceps injury he suffered at the Senior Bowl in January. Because of that injury, Ali wasn't able to participate in the NFL Combine and he also wasn't able to put on a show for the Marshall Pro Day.

However, scouts and general managers can't ignore the fact that he rushed for 1,135 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2023. While Ali missed most of the 2022 season, he was downright electric as a youngster in 2021, posting 1,401 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Before he suffered his biceps injury in Mobile, Ali was seen as a potential fourth or fifth-round pick. Now, though, it's up in the air where he might land on Day 3 of the draft - there's also a chance he could hit the market as an undrafted free agent.

Despite that, there's interest from several teams, as Ali is also set to meet with the Chiefs, Falcons, Ravens and Titans. Ali isn't expected to be a starting back right out of the gates, but he's a bruiser who is known for fighting for extra yards.

The Cowboys need some serious help at RB, as Deuce Vaughn, Rico Dowdle and Malik Davis are what's left on the roster. Yeah, that's not going to cut it. Ali could prove to be a late-round steal. Let's see how this visit goes first, though, before we start picturing him as a Day 3 pick for Dallas.

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