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Cowboys free agency 2018: Dallas reportedly signs running back Darius Jackson

Former Cowboys’ sixth-round pick Darius Jackson has reportedly signed with the team after working out on Tuesday.

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After working out a handful of players on Tuesday, the Cowboys have reportedly come to terms with former sixth-round pick Darius Jackson. They also signed a trio of other players as they churn the roster.

Jackson, a fan favorite from two seasons ago, was drafted by the Cowboys in the sixth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Eastern Michigan.

The Cowboys lost Jackson after waiving him to make room for Darren McFadden on the active roster in 2016. The Cowboys’ front office had hoped to re-sign Jackson back to the practice squad, but multiple teams put in a waiver claim for the former sixth-round running back. The Cleveland Browns ended up being awarded Jackson.

Jackson has been in the NFL for two years now and has yet to record a carry in a regular season game. He suffered a knee injury that held him out of the 2017 season, but will look to get back to full strength and compete for a job at the bottom of the running back depth chart.

The Cowboys’ front office is a big fan of his, so we’ll have to see how things shake out in a crowded running back room that now involves: Darius Jackson, Trey Williams, Bo Scarbrough, Rod Smith, Jordan Chunn, and webback Tavon Austin. Of course Ezekiel Elliott is the starter.

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