Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has said former Titans star Chris Johnson would be on the team’s short list of veteran running backs, should they come to a point where they want one of those. But it looks like that particular option might be coming off the table.
According to ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini, the Arizona Cardinals have offered Johnson a one-year deal, though nothing is official yet.
The man they call CJ2K (or used to, anyway) has publicly declared that he thinks he’d be a great fit running behind the vaunted, young offensive line in Dallas. Last season, his first not with the Titans, saw him post 663 yards, a 4.3 yards per carry average and a touchdown for the Jets.
In explaining why the Cowboys weren’t yet interested in Johnson earlier this offseason, Jones said the Cowboys were happy with what they had at running back. The Cardinals are not--head coach Bruce Arians says they’re "just not pleased with where we're at right now" at the position--and that’s why Johnson could be on the verge of heading to Arizona.