The Dallas Cowboys caused quite a stir over the weekend when they traded with the Seattle Seahawks to bring in running back Christine Michael.
The move immediately led to debate in the media about the future of the Cowboys' coveted starting running back role and how the former second round pick would fit in - not to mention chaos on fantasy football waiver wires across the country.
Going to work
While Dallas have moved to temper such high expectations for Michaels, today was the first time that he practised with his new team. Videos showing him getting to work have now emerged, too.
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With the Cowboys preparing for their 2015 season opener right now, the footage doesn't show Michaels going hard against the Dallas defense.
Seeing Michaels cutting lines and running drills in a Dallas jersey though will still have Cowboys fans hypothesizing about what could be on the horizon if everything falls into place.
The first video comes courtesy of WFAA-TV sports anchor, Joe Trahan:
Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill also had some footage from Wednesday's practice:
Although he failed to make the grade in Seattle, Michael is often talked about as having all the physical characteristics to become a lead back in the NFL.
But with Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden, and possibly Lance Dunbar, all ahead of him on the Cowboys depth chart right now, Christine Michael will have to make sure he showcases that talent in many more practices to come.
Nevertheless, like Michael, all of the men ahead his at this point have question marks against their ability. Unlike at the Seahawks, he doesn't have to overcome a Marshawn Lynch figure to get a carry.
Michaels in unlikely to be active for Dallas' game against the Giants in Week One.
Cowboys fans: Who do you predict will have most carries at RB this season? Have your say in the comments below...
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