Cowboys Miss Out on Another Top Free Agent Running Back

Another potential running back candidate for the Cowboys is off the market.

Jan 8, 2020; Frisco, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy (center) answers questions
Jan 8, 2020; Frisco, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy (center) answers questions / Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys continue to sit quietly in free agency and see players sign elsewhere. They've seen countless players skip town and RB Tony Pollard was one of them.

The Cowboys haven't added anyone dynamic to the backfield and have watched while capable playmakers have been signed to opposing teams around the league.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Pittsburgh Steelers and RB Cordarrelle Patterson agreed to terms on a two-year, $6 million deal.

Dallas News: Cordarrelle Patterson Is Signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers

This is the type of deal that the Cowboys should be giving out. There's a clear need at running back and adding a veteran for just $3 million a year isn't a crazy thought.

Patterson has the versatility to snag passes out of the backfield while being a home-run threat as a ball carrier.

The Florida State product has notched 600-plus rushing yards in two of his last three years. His production dipped in 2023 with the Atlanta Falcons as they gave the majority of carries to Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier.

Even though he's 33 years old, he still has some juice, and the veteran tailback gives the team a short-term option. In his career, Patterson has compiled 2,511 rushing yards, 2,795 receiving yards, and 38 total touchdowns.

The Cowboys seem content staying quiet on the free-agent market.

Nonetheless, Dallas has one of the best rosters in the NFL. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cowboys have the fifth-highest odds (+1300) to win the Super Bowl. If you like these odds, head over to FanDuel Sportsbook and take advantage of your sign-up bonus.

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