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Dallas Cowboys have had an interesting offseason so far to say the least. The NFC East team headed into the offseason hoping to keep a hold of star players Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray, but that certainly didn't transpire.

Both Bryant and Murray were league leaders in their own right last season, with Bryant leading the league in receiving touchdowns, while Murray led the NFL in rushing yards.

The Cowboys franchise tagged Bryant to keep him on board, but Dallas incredibly undervalued Murray throughout the whole free agency process, a stance that forced the tailback's hand and resulted in him ending up at rivals Philadelphia Eagles.

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Bold decision 

It was a bold decision by the Cowboys not to offer Murray a bumper deal, and the decision looked all the more bizarre after they decided to pick up former Oakland Raiders tailback Darren McFadden as Murray's replacement.

The Cowboys offensive line may arguably be the best in the NFL, but utilising the washed-up McFadden as their number one running back is certainly a bold move, and that is now why former star Chris Johnson is trying to make a claim for himself becoming the featured back in Dallas.

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“I’d fit good in Dallas,” Johnson said in an interview with TMZ Sports. “They need it.  Yeah. That’s what we’re trying to do. Dallas, come holler at me.”

Can he revive his career?

If you think Dallas have had an eventful offseason, then try out the offseason that Johnson has had to endure.

The former 2,000 yard running back with the Tennessee Titans was released from the New York Jets before he was shot in the shoulder.

According to reports, the bullet is still inside his shoulder, but regardless of his situation, Johnson wants to revive his career - and there would be no better place to do that than in Dallas.

So Cowboys fans, should Dallas add to their running back depth by picking up Chris Johnson? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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