Fullback Lawrence Vickers wasn’t the Dallas Cowboys’ most noteworthy free agent acquisition this offseason, but if Jerry Jones is to be believed, he could have a huge impact on the Cowboys’ offense. Specifically, Jones believes Vickers has the tools to be the best Dallas fullback since Daryl “Moose” Johnston.
Vickers was picked up in March after spending a season blocking for Arian Foster in Houston. Before that, he spent four years in Cleveland, where he helped Peyton Hillis to a 1,000-yard rushing season (and, as a result, a Madden cover) in 2010. Back in 2008, he was named an alternate for the Pro Bowl.
Much like the aforementioned Johnston, Vickers doesn’t often run the ball, contributing mostly as a blocker and a pass catcher out of the backfield. And in Jerry’s estimation, he’ll ensure that Dallas won’t be hurt by the departure of Tony Fiammetta, who is now with the New England Patriots.
“This can be the best we’ve been at fullback since Daryl [Johnston],” Jones recently said, per the Dallas Morning News.
DeMarco Murray, the team’s feature back, is just getting to know Vickers, but he too seems excited about what the former Brown and Texan could bring to the table.
“So far so good,” Murray said. “I’m loving the enthusiasm he brings to the running back group and brings to the practice field and what he brings to this team, so I’m excited to see what he’s going to do in training camp.”
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