The Cowboys are in urgent need of a free agent running back, potentially viewing this as their last resort.

The Dallas Cowboys are in urgent need of securing a running back through free agency, and their choices are becoming increasingly limited. JK Dobbins, who has spent his first three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, appears to be their most favorable option.

Dobbins, aged 25, showcased his potential by amassing 805 rushing yards during his rookie campaign in 2020. However, injuries have hindered his effectiveness over the past two years. With Baltimore acquiring Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans obtaining Tony Pollard, it’s likely that the next free agent running back to find a team will end up in Dallas.

The Cowboys have only $7.7 million in cap space, which explains their inability to re-sign Pollard. However, they are fully committed to retaining their other star players like CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons.

Currently, Rico Dowdle stands as the top option for Dallas at the running back position. Therefore, even a relatively unproven talent like Dobbins would represent an improvement.

Should the Cowboys sign Dobbins, it would probably be on a one-year contract worth approximately $2 million, allowing them over $5 million to pursue players in other positions such as center Mason Cole and defensive end Carl Lawson. Signing all three aforementioned free agents could also be feasible with suitable contract negotiations.

Furthermore, Dallas must address the decision of whether to extend the contract of quarterback Dak Prescott, who has yet to achieve postseason success in his career.

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