A Running Back For The Cowboys In the Second Round - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Blue Star
The center of the Dallas Cowboys universe

A Running Back For The Cowboys In the Second Round



    A Running Back For The Cowboys In the Second Round
    Getty Images
    Running back Devontae Booker #23 of the Utah Utes walks off the field after the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Utes 37-30 in double overtime. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

    The Cowboys may want to use a high draft pick on a running back. I don’t see them using the fourth overall pick on Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliot.

    Now, I think the kid will be a big time player in the NFL but all signs point to Jerry Jones using the first round pick to fix his defense.

    Devontae Booker is a name Cowboys fans should get to know. He played for Utah last year.

    One drawback is he needed knee surgery for a torn meniscus back in November and it ended his season with the Utes. Booker tallied 1,261 yards and 10 scores. In 2014, he lit up the Pac-12 with 1,512 yards and 10 touchdowns.

    Booker is a workhorse type of back. He can catch the football and that is why I ranked him over Alabama’s Heisman Trophy winner, Derrick Henry.

    Booker will be 24 years old when he starts his NFL career.

    Dallas will have to feel good about his medicals but Booker could be the guy in round number two.

    Blue Star Blog:Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply. Read more about it here.