The Dallas Cowboys worked out a group of veteran running backs at Valley Ranch last Thursday, a group that included former Cowboy Felix Jones, former Texan Ben Tate and, apparently, former Miami Dolphin Daniel Thomas.
Thomas was a second round pick out of Kansas State back in 2011 and rushed for 581 yards in his rookie season, a figure that stands four years later as his career-high. He was among the Dolphins’ final cuts coming out of camp last year but came back when Knowshon Moreno was hurt to run for 168 yards and two touchdowns on 44 carries. He also had 121 yards receiving.
After losing DeMarco Murray in free agency, the Cowboys have made clear all offseason that they’re open to bringing in more running back help.
“The issue is never resolved,” said head coach Jason Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We feel very good about the guys we have on our roster. We feel good about Darren McFadden. We feel good about Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar, Ryan Williams. But we’re always trying to create competition. Competition with those four guys themselves but also competition where we can get running backs from other places."