The Houston Texans are pretty much an afterthought in the NFL other than J.J. Watt and Hard Knocks.
The stepchild of Texas NFL franchises used to have Arian Foster to hang their hats on, but now it appears the Texans will cut ties with Foster, as cutting the 29-year-old running back will free up more than $6 million of cap space.
Foster, who leads the NFL in carries per game since 2010 and is most likely used up like so many running backs are before age 30, but could he possibly be a fit for the Cowboys this offseason?
They could certainly do worse. Foster missed 12 games last year due to two separate injuries, most recently a torn Achilles tendon. That's a hard surgery to bounce back from, especially for someone with as much wear on the tires as he has, but if he could do it, he could be a cheap, proven option to pair with Darren McFadden in the backfield.
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Foster is a well-rounded back who led the NFL in rushing one year and is also an accomplished receiver out of the backfield. It would give the Cowboys two injury-prone, aging vets, but McFadden stayed healthy all year in 2015 and produced, so maybe Foster can do the same.