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J.C. Copeland's Fit With the Dallas Cowboys in 2014


J.C. Copeland is a player many people aren’t aware of. Originally coming to LSU as a defensive tackle, Copeland made the switch to full back because the team was lacking one and the talent at the defensive tackle position was simply better than Copeland. The Dallas Cowboys could use an old-school type of full back and that’s exactly what Copeland is.

The Cowboys signed Tyler Clutts towards the end of the season. While he was decent for the Cowboys in front of DeMarco Murray, Copeland is a fan-favorite and he is basically a plug-and-play offensive linemen lining up in the backfield. New offensive coordinator Scott Linehan wants to run the ball a lot in 2014 and Cowboy fans know Murray is at his best when there is a blocker in front of him.

By having Copeland on the final roster, the Cowboys can use more traditional sets with running the football. By running the ball with the combination of Copeland and Murray, the passing game will open up for Tony Romo. Copeland will bring a type of aggression to this offense the Cowboys need and Murray will be in for a big season because of that. Copeland could have a huge impact on this team in his rookie season and there is no question about it that the Cowboys should bring him on the final 53-man roster.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys DeMarco Murray J.C. Copeland Scott Linehan Tony Romo

  • Old Frog

    I hope you’re right. I have much more interest in Copeland as a runner than as a blocker.

    • Ryan Ratty

      I like him as a runner and a blocker. Thanks for reading!

  • Assassin

    I was hoping we would draft the kid from about the 5th on down. To get him in FA was a huge get. How many years has it been since we had a true powerback? This guy fits the bill. And he’s like having an athletic OG in the backfield when it comes to blocking.