Top 3 NFL free agents the Dallas Cowboys may explore

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Kareem Hunt, RB (28-years-old)

Hunt is in his seventh NFL season and will turn 28 in August. While fighting injuries, he only averaged 38 rushing yards per game as Nick Chubb’s backup in Cleveland for the last four seasons.

Hunt had a career-low average of 3.8 yards per carry in 17 games last season, while Chubb had 5.0 yards per carry behind the same offensive line.  He has maintained his excellence in the passing game.

Last season, Hunt made 35 receptions for 210 yards and a touchdown. Because of injuries, the entire 2021 season can be erased from his record. However, in the previous year of 2020, he had a remarkable 38 catches, gaining 304 yards and scoring five receiving touchdowns.

Hunt has kept his power as a runner, and his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, thanks to his excellent vision, is still a valuable asset to his team. If Hunt stays healthy, he can excel as a No. 2 back for the Dallas Cowboys.

I don’t see the need for the Dallas Cowboys to rush into adding a veteran running back. This might be a possibility if the pups don’t measure up, but let’s see what the kids can do first.

Hunt can still be an asset to a team if he accepts a less significant role.