Darren McFadden did well enough in his first season with the Cowboys that the talk about the need for a running back has subsided to some degree—at least compared to where it was last year, after DeMarco Murray had left town for a truckload of money in Philly.
But one NFL writer believes the team might be in line to get a good one.
Lamar Miller came to the Dolphins as a fourth round pick out of Miami in 2012, and while he hasn’t put up dazzling numbers, he hasn’t had to absorb much punishment either. His career high in carries is 216 in 2014, and that stands as (a) the only year he’s gone over 200 carries and (b)the only time he’s gone over 1,000 yards (1,099). Now, NFL.com's Colleen Wolfe believes he makes a lot of sense in Dallas.
“He's young. He's healthy. And Joe Philbin didn't run him too much (because he was too busy running the Dolphins into the ground),” Wolfe writes. “Lamar Miller had a career year in 2014, he's averaged 4.8 YPC over his last two seasons—and despite playing in a pass-heavy scheme in 2015, he tied a career high in touchdowns (eight, three fewer than the league leader).
If he stays in Miami, he'll play under his third head coach in his fifth year with the Dolphins and possibly split carries with Jay Ajayi. If he goes, don't be surprised if he lands with the Cowboys, the team he grew up cheering.”