3 Best Remaining Running Backs to Lead the Cowboys’ Backfield in 2024

These 3 free agents could stil help the Cowboys in 2024

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1. J.K. Dobbins

Dez Bryant might be onto something.

The former Pro Bowl wideout has been on social media begging the Cowboys to make a move at running back and he has a great option in mind — J.K. Dobbins.

Bryant and Dobbins were teammates in Baltimore, so Dez knows what he's talking about when he says Dobbins works hard. And when healthy, the former Ohio State star can be dynamic. The problem is that he's rarely healthy.

Since being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Dobbins has played in just 24 games — with 15 of those coming in his rookie campaign. He managed just eight games in 2022 after missing the entire 2021 campaign due to a torn ACL. He felt fully healthy in 2023 but tore his Achilles in Week 1.

Now a free agent, Dobbins has recently been given clearance to resume activities and will be visiting with teams soon.

With Derrick Henry now in Baltimore, Dobbins will be looking for a new home and Dallas should be one of the teams interested. There's a risk that he could suffer another injury, which is why they would need to also draft a running back, but there's also a chance he could return to form and vastly improve their running game.

The reward outweighs the risk on this one.

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