The Dallas Cowboys have had a very interesting off-season, to say the least.
The Cowboys have come off an off-season where they lost last year's leading rusher DeMarco Murray and only replaced him with former Oakland Raiders misfit Darren McFadden. The 2015 NFL Draft came and went with no big selection at the halfback spot coming from Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett and co.
The Cowboys basically had to choose between Murray and Dez Bryant thanks to their delicate salary cap situation and the star wideout won out, putting the franchise tag on him for the upcoming 2015 season.
So, with the Cowboys running back position in a state of flux, former New York Jets star - and current free agent - Chris Johnson threw his hat in to the ring and revealed earlier today that he would love to come into Arlington and play for the Cowboys.
“I’d fit good in Dallas,” Johnson said in an interview. “They need it. Yeah. That’s what we’re trying to do. Dallas, come holler at me.”
Unfortunately for Johnson, his offer has been shot down by the Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones. Jones, the son of owner and general manager Jerry Jones, has come out and reinforced the mantra the Cowboys are adopting that they are happy with seeing what their current corps can do.
“We haven’t visited with Chris, and we can’t talk about him because he’s a free agent. But right now we’re looking at the guys that we have on our roster,” Jones said, according to the team’s website. “He is somebody that is on a short list of ours that we think could ultimately come in and do some good things for us if we asked him to. But I wouldn’t say it’s a priority right now.”
While the Cowboys have had a stressful offseason, Johnson's has been a hell of a lot worse. The former 2,000 yard rusher was released from the New York Jets before being 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.
Johnson did disappoint last year out however, racking up just 663 yards and a singular touchdown in his one and only season in New York.