Cowboys Trying Yet Another Ex-Seahawk at Running Back - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Blue Star
The center of the Dallas Cowboys universe

Cowboys Trying Yet Another Ex-Seahawk at Running Back



    Cowboys Trying Yet Another Ex-Seahawk at Running Back
    Getty Images
    ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 25: Robert Turbin #27 of the Cleveland Browns fends off Mark Barron #26 of the St. Louis Rams in the fourth quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on October 25, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

    Why don’t the Cowboys end this merry-go-nowhere and trade for Marshawn Lynch?

    They seem, after all, determined to make an ex-Seahawks’ runner work in their backfield.

    Earlier this season the Cowboys claimed Rod Smith off waivers from Seattle. Then came the signing of former Lynch backup Christine Michael. And now – a day after cutting Michael – the Cowboys have signed another former Lynch reserve in Robert Turbin.

    Remember Dallas’ initial plan to replace NFL leading rusher DeMarco Murray with a committee led by Joseph Randle (cut), Darren McFadden (starter) and Lance Dunbar (injured)? That strategy, like their season, has spiraled down the toilet.

    As Tony Romo returns Sunday to attempt to salvage a 2-7 season, Turbin will be the latest former Seahawk to get a chance to help.

    A 4th-round pick in 2012, he’s a bowling ball of a back with giant legs, freakishly huge biceps and a low center of gravity. He rushed for 354 yards as a rookie and during his three years in Seattle caught two touchdown passes.

    He played in three games with the Browns this season, rushing for only 60 yards

    His hands, his short-yardage bulldozing and his willingness – and ability – in blitz protection are all factors in bringing him to coincide with Romo’s return.

    Turbin, who could see action Sunday in Miami, will wear No. 23. Not gonna lie, it’d be better at this point if Dallas just acquired Seattle’s No. 24.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.