In Darren McFadden’s first season with the Dallas Cowboys, he rushed for 1,089 yards, marking just the second time in his career he’s gone over the 1,000-yard mark. But, perhaps because of the inability of the backs around McFadden to play with any consistency at all, the Cowboys still feel as though they have a need at the position, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.
“Of course we do feel like we need another back to go with McFadden,” Jones said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “Where we get that, whether it’s in the draft or whether we do it in free agency, a lot of different ways you can go there.”
The biggest names on the market this offseason are Lamar Miller, Alfred Morris and Matt Forte. But where Miller is 24 and Morris is 27, Forte is 31.
“When you get into an older back, then you’re talking about what’s the commitment?” Jones said. “You know he’s probably nearing the end unless he’s freaky like Emmitt Smith, who can go many, many years. But you don’t ever say never, and sometimes a one-year deal with a guy who’s 30 years old might be the right fit for us. We’ll just have to see.”