It’s been a week since the Dallas Cowboys released fullback Lawrence Vickers, and it appears they may not replace him, per se.
Vickers, who signed a two-year deal with Dallas a year ago, was the only true fullback on the roster. According to head coach Jason Garrett, thanks to a six-man stable of ultra-athletic tight ends in the fold, the team has begun to consider the idea that they may not really need a fullback.
Dallas got a look at how this might work throughout the offseason, as Vickers was sidelined after undergoing back surgery back in April.
“That’s the way we operated throughout the off-season when Lawrence wasn’t available to us because of an injury,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We just liked how it looked and how it felt. There’s no guarantee that we will continue in that mode.
“But we feel good about the four, five, six tight ends we have on the roster, how they can compete and how the whole thing looked. So, we’ll play that out through training camp and make the best decision for our team.”
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