Veteran RB Steven Jackson Wants To Sign With The Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys will no longer have the NFL’s leading rusher coming out of the backfield next season. After a breakout season, DeMarco Murray decided to sign with the division rival Philadelphia Eagles leaving the Cowboys with arguably the best offensive line in the league, but without a proven running back behind quarterback Tony Romo.
Fortunately, Dallas does has a few options at the running back position next season. Darren McFadden signed with the team in free agency joining the likes of Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle in the backfield.
Although McFadden may finally live up to expectations in Dallas after failing to do so with the Oakland Raiders, one veteran running back is currently lobbying to be signed by the Cowboys. Free agent Steven Jackson took to Twitter to show his interest in signing with Dallas earlier this week:
— Steven Jackson (@sj39) July 30, 2015
Last season, Jackson played in 15 games for the Atlanta Falcons in his second and seemingly final year with the team. The veteran back rushed for 707 yards and six touchdowns on 190 carries for the Falcons. Jackson also caught 20 passes for 148 receiving yards.
There’s no question Jackson is no longer the dominant back he once was during his time with the St. Louis Rams. Despite that fact, the veteran back is still a threat to rush for 1,000 yards or more while also being a force to be reckoned with in goal line situations.
The Cowboys had been linked to Adrian Peterson for quite some time over the course of the offseason, but Peterson isn’t going anywhere now with a restructured deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Jackson may be an option the team considers if the Cowboys brass isn’t completely confident in McFadden’s ability.