Cowboys Fans Disappointed After Team Finally Signs A Running Back

The Dallas Cowboys finally have their running back but fans are understandably not thrilled.
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The Dallas Cowboys surprisingly failed to select a running back in the 2024 NFL Draft. Despite Jerry Jones salivating over the prospect of drafting Texas RB Jonathon Brooks, the team didn't use any of its draft picks on a rusher. They reportedly tried to move up into the fourth round but nothing came to fruition, so they had to settle for their four picks in the final three rounds.

The Cowboys' mind-boggling decision not to use any of their picks on a running back understandably infuriated the fans. And it looks like that frustration isn't ending any time soon.

The latest reporting suggests that the Cowboys did indeed make an addition to their RB rotation. After the draft concluded, Dallas signed Nathaniel Peat from Missouri as an undrafted free agent, according to NFL insider Aaron Wilson.

Cowboys News: Dallas Signs RB Nathaniel Peat as UDFA

However, this signing wasn't enough to convince the Cowboys fans. It was pointed out that he was the 43rd-ranked running back on Dane Brugler's big board and only ran for 317 yards and three touchdowns last season for Missouri. You can look at the comments from disappointed Cowboys fans for yourself.

There are a few reasons to be hopeful, however. Nate Peat ran a 4.32 40-yard dash, and registered a 41-inch vertical leap during his Pro Day, showcasing his impressive athletic abilities.

He may not have been the most productive rusher during his five collegiate seasons, but we have seen plenty of prospects making an unexpected jump in production in the NFL. Jerry Jones will have to hope that that is the case for Peat.

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