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The Dallas Cowboys' running back situation remains one of the more intriguing tales of the NFL offseason.

Just who will replace the departed DeMarco Murray behind the imposing O-Line in Dallas continues to stir debate, with Jerry Jones recently insisting that the team is happy with the current RB corp that is led by an injury-prone Darren McFadden and off-field troubled Joseph Randle.

Running back moves

And while those two names will likely battle for the number one spot (or form a committee), it looks like Dallas have today added another running back to the mix.

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According to Dallas Morning News reporter Brandon George, the Cowboys are signing Lache Seastrunk. The 23-year-old running back has had spells with the Redskins, Panthers and Titans but has been waived by all three without appearing in a regular-season game.

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Seastrunk was a five-star recruit heading into college having had a standout career at Temple High School. When he headed to division I football he was the third ranked RB of his class. 

The 5 ft 9 in, 200 pound talent had a solid college career at Baylor - 2,189 total yards and 18 touchdowns in his two seasons - before being drafted in the sixth round by the Washington Redskins in 2014.

Five's a crowd

In likelihood Seastrunk will take his place as fifth on the Dallas RB depth chart behind McFadden, Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams. Although, with Williams and McFadden currently nursing injury concerns, the Texas native could get a chance to earn his stripes.

Whether this is simply a move to keep their biggest name RBs fresh during pre-season remains to be seen but the 23-year-old's arrival does at least add some in-state talent to the Cowboys roster for now.

The move for the free agent was made possible by Dallas' decision to waive undrafted rookie Synjyn Days.

RB situation

Looking forward to the 2015 season, though, and Seastrunk's arrival is hardly likely to appease those Dallas fans still upset at the exit of DeMarco Murray.

The Cowboys have perhaps the league's most impressive offensive line which should mean that any back worth his salt can rack up good numbers. Murray was exceptional in 2014, though, as he racked up almost 1,000 yards after contact on route to the Offensive Player of the Year award.

After rumors of a move for Adrian Peterson were quashed, it now appears the team is focussing on a committee approach to replace Murray's output.

Cowboys fans: Who do you want to see as the team's number one running back? Have your say in the comments below...

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