After nine organized team activities, three minicamp practices, 20 training camp practices in Oxnard, California, two more in Texas and four preseason games, the Dallas Cowboys still don’t have an idea how their running back situation will shake out in 2015.
For a team that thrived on the success of the running game in 2014 with DeMarco Murray leading the NFL with 392 carries and 1,845 yards, the Cowboys will go into the regular-season opener Sunday against the New York Giants relatively blind.
It’s a stunning difference in how the Cowboys entered 2014 with their running game.
The story points out if the Cowboys’ picture was clear at running back, they wouldn’t have felt the need to add Michael. His résumé is not so plush that he is automatically better than Randle, McFadden or Dunbar. He can be a piece to the puzzle, however, taking four tailbacks to a game is a luxury, not a necessity. The story also points out the competition never really took off as maybe the team hoped due to injuries in camp.