The Cowboys Must Draft One of These Three Running Backs in 2024

The Dallas Cowboys' backfield is in dire need of improvement as the 2024 NFL Draft looms. Here are three running backs that America's Team can target in Las Vegas later this month.
Texas' Jonathon Brooks is one of three RBs the Cowboys must target at the 2024 NFL Draft.
Texas' Jonathon Brooks is one of three RBs the Cowboys must target at the 2024 NFL Draft. / Ricardo B. Brazziell-USA TODAY Sports
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Late-Round Pick: RB Kendall Milton, Georgia

There's always the possibility that the Cowboys won't address their RB situation until one of the later rounds. After all, three of the last four running backs that Dallas drafted were taken in either Round 6 or 7 with the only exception being when Pollard was a fourth-round selection in 2019.

If that's the case, I can see the Cowboys target Georgia's Kendall Milton.

Milton's playing opportunities with the Bulldogs grew over his four-year tenure, resulting in a 2023 breakout campaign. Splitting backfield duties with Daijun Edwards, Milton turned a career-high 121 carries into 790 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. His final five games were his best run as he hit the 100-yard mark three times while finishing four contests with two TDs.

There's plenty of room for Milton to improve, especially when it comes to blocking and pass-catching. Having said that, the Cowboys can focus on his strength — running the ball — while delegating passing downs to Dowdle and Vaughn. Milton doesn't even turn 23 until next February, so there's still plenty of time for him to improve in his weaker areas.

If the Cowboys want to return to being a force in the trenches, Milton is worth a look on Day 3.

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