For everybody expecting the Dallas Cowboys to add a running back at some point before the 2015 season started, they got their wish on Sunday when Christine Michael was acquired from the Seattle Seahawks.
But a quick word of caution: Don’t expect Michael to be THE guy in the Cowboys’ backfield.
The move is more about insurance and depth.
The Cowboys gave up a low-round conditional draft pick for Michael, hardly a sign they will make a heavy investment on him from the get-go.
Perhaps there is still some concern about Joseph Randle's availability throughout the season stemming from an offseason arrest in Wichita, Kansas. He missed the team’s kickoff luncheon to attend to legal affairs, and the NFL could still look to punish him through the personal conduct policy at some point, if not by the Week 1 opener against the New York Giants.