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Dallas Cowboys Free Agency: Is Chris Johnson An Option?

Since being released from the Tennessee Titans, Chris Johnson has been rumored to receive interest from the New York Giants, the New York Jets,  and the Dallas Cowboys. In 2009, Johnson ran for over 2,000 yards and 14 touchdowns. Since, Johnson has digressed in each and every season. He fell out of flavor in Tennessee in 2013, and it was no secret that there was rift between Johnson and management.

According to Ian Rapoport of, the Cowboys have a ton of interest in Johnson dating back from the 2008 NFL Draft.

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Why might #Cowboys sign Chris Johnson? In 2008 draft, they were gonna pick him at 25, but #Titans grabbed him at 24. Dallas got

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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2014

Although DeMarco Murray had an excellent year in 2013, it should be noted that he still sat out two games. Murray has a laundry list of injuries in his three-year NFL career, and it is not certain that he will be able to stay healthy for a full season. If Murray goes down with an injury, the Cowboys have to rely on the likes of Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle. Dunbar showed at the end of the 2013 season that he could be a good change-of-pace back, but like Murray, Dunbar has also had problems staying healthy. Randle has been ridiculed by Cowboy fans because he is too slow, and not that strong either.

To keep Murray fresh, signing CJ2K on a two-year deal may not be such a bad idea. Johnson will probably never return to his 2009 self, but he has some gas left in the tank, and a change of scenery may just be all he needs. The combination of Murray and Johnson would make this offense much more efficient. Jerry Jones really liked Johnson in years past, and signing Johnson now would be a “sexy move” that Jerry loves.

Tags: Chris Johnson Dallas Cowboys DeMarco Murray Lance Dunbar

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