With 2014 Offensive Player of the Year DeMarco Murray in Philadelphia, the Dallas Cowboys need a running back.
The team went out and got Darren McFadden in free agency, but we’d highly doubt they are content to rely on the veteran as their feature back. So, barring a trade for Adrian Peterson--and it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen at the moment--they’ll probably enter next month’s draft looking for a runner.
ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. believes Dallas might find their man in Todd Gurley and, as he wrote this week, actually sees the former Georgia Bulldog as the best fit for the team in the first round.
“Dallas is going to have one of the best run-blocking lines in the NFL next season, if not the best,” Kiper writes, via Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “The Cowboys don't need a dancer, they need a player who will get downhill fast and turn a crease into a big run because he's so hard to get to the ground when he hits the second level. Gurley can do that. Dallas added Darren McFadden, but they won't be done at this position.”
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