3 Running Backs the Cowboys Can Draft if Jonathon Brooks Rumors Are True

The Dallas Cowboys will address RB in the NFL Draft but who are three options they could choose if Jonathon Brooks is off the board?
Texas Longhorns running back Jonathon Brooks (24) fights for yardage against Kansas State Wildcats
Texas Longhorns running back Jonathon Brooks (24) fights for yardage against Kansas State Wildcats / Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman
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2. Blake Corum, Michigan

Michigan's Blake Corum was one of the most productive playmakers during his college career. Corum is able to make quick and decisive decisions when running through the hole. The Virginia native does an exceptional job finding the cutback angle with the burst to evade defensive players.

From 2020-2022, Corum racked up 3,737 rushing yards with 58 touchdowns. Just last year, he finished with a whopping 27 rushing touchdowns. NFL Draft expert Dane Brugler gives Corum a 3rd round-draft grade, which could spell good news for the Cowboys.

Dallas owns the No. 56 and No. 87 overall selections and could easily use one to swipe up Corum.

He's used to playing in big games coming from Michigan so being in Dallas won't be too much for him. Corum is a compact ball carrier and has the hands to catch the ball out the backfield comfortably. He could be an intriguing option for Jerry Jones and company.

3. Trey Benson, Florida State

Trey Benson from Florida State University is one of the most athletic tailbacks in the class. Benson (6'0, 216 pounds) comes into the league with a big frame who owns terrific contact balance to absorb contact.

He always keeps his feet moving and has the quickness to produce chuck plays (four plays of 50-plus yards in 2023).

In his three college seasons, Benson tallied 1,918 rushing yards and 24 rushing scores. At the NFL Scouting Combine, the Mississippi native turned plenty of heads around the league.

He ran a 4.39 40-yard dash while logging the highest total score among running backs (80) and third in the athleticism score (88).

Adding an explosive element to an offense that already features Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb could spell trouble for opposing defenses.

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