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Potential Target: Chris Ivory



    Potential Target: Chris Ivory
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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets takes the handoff from Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on October 18, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

    In an ongoing thread of posts, we'll discuss potential free agent targets for the Dallas Cowboys coming off a 4-12 season, thanks in large part to several key injuries.

    Target: Chris Ivory, RB

    2015 stats: 247 carries, 1,070 yards, 7 TDs; 30 catches, 217 yards, 1 TD

    Ivory has been a guy I've liked for a good while now, and you could make a pretty strong case he should've been the starter in New Orleans all those years before he joined the Jets. He had a career year in 2015 with his first 1,000-yard rushing season in a day when 1,000 yards is a big deal again with the focus now on the passing game and running back by committee situations.

    He's a true workhorse guy who can carry the load of a rushing game and would pair nicely with Darren McFadden next year before he rides off into the sunset after the 2016 season, which would give way to an Ivory-centric rushing attack.

    He's likely looking for his first (and last) big contract at age 27, but how big that will be is yet to be determined.