New Excuses Emerge for Cowboys Not Drafting a Running Back

The latest report gives the Cowboys reasoning for not picking a running back in the NFL Draft.
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones attends the Big 12 football game between Texas
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones attends the Big 12 football game between Texas / Annie Rice/Avalanche-Journal / USA TODAY

With the NFL Draft and all major free agent moves officially on the back burner, teams have the bulk of their roster for 2024 signed.

Even after these major events, some people within the fanbase are still questioning their lack of moves, especially at the running back position.

Tony Pollard left Dallas in free agency to join the Tennessee Titans, leaving a hole at running back. The Cowboys didn't do much on the veteran market as they only brought in Ezekiel Elliott, who is a fan favorite.

Heading into the draft, there were a bunch of reports that Dallas would take a running back on either Day 2 or Day 3 but that never happened. The latest report highlights the excuses Dallas made for not selecting one.

Cowboys News: Dallas Says the Lack of A Fourth-Rounder Is Why They Didn't Take a RB

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler dropped an article with some intel on all 32 teams from the NFL Draft.

In there he discussed the Cowboys and provided some insight into why they didn't select a running back and alluded to a lack of a fourth-rounder as the reason.

Fowler said, "The No. 87 pick was a spot where they could have chosen a back, but the Cowboys felt Notre Dame linebacker Marist Liufau not only addressed another major need but provided the toughness to fit within Mike Zimmer's defense. Dallas had shown enough pre-draft love to MarShawn Lloyd that the USC tailback (who went to Green Bay at No. 88) thought the Cowboys would be one of the possible teams to draft him."

He then added, "The Cowboys also really liked Tennessee running back Jaylen Wright, who went No. 120 overall (the 20th pick of the fourth round) to Miami. If the Cowboys had a fourth-rounder and Wright were still available, chances are they would have jumped on him"

These are just a bunch of excuses that they are giving to the fanbase. If they really wanted either Lloyd or Wright, they would have drafted them at No. 87 instead.

When a team likes a player in the draft, they will find a way to snag him, especially on Day 3.

That wasn't the case for Dallas and they are doing some damage control in regard to not drafting an RB.

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