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How will the Dallas Cowboys deploy their running backs this season? With today's news that they have added another running back through a trade, the committee is getting bigger by the minute. Dallas picked up Christine Michael from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2016 draft. The Seahawks recently signed veteran Fred Jackson so they needed to make some room. Michael's running style seems to fit the Cowboys zone blocking, one cut scheme and he does come with a pedigree from college and with some outstanding physical traits. But with all that he never could grab any significant playing time in Seattle.
Can he crack the lineup in Dallas? The Cowboys have a full stable of backs now, so let's look at this from a fantasy angle. Would you draft any of the Cowboys running backs? Joseph Randle was supposed to be the guy, but Darren McFadden has returned to health and looked good in limited carries in the preseason, and the Cowboys like his experience in the pass protection scheme. Lance Dunbar is supposed to see the field as the change of pace, third down back. And now you have Michael added to the mix.
So, how do you think playing time will break down for the Cowboys running backs this season? Do you have enough faith in any one of the backs to place them on your fantasy roster?