Dallas Cowboys Sign Former 2nd Round Running Back

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The Dallas Cowboys backfield is going to look a bit different in 2023.

After 7 years with Ezekiel Elliot as the focal point of their rushing attack, the Cowboys have moved on from their former 1st round pick and made Tony Pollard the star of their backfield.

Now they’ve brought in some reinforcements for Pollard.

According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys have agreed to a deal with former Kansas City Chiefs running back Ronald Jones.

Ronald Jones entered the league back in 2018 with big expectations.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft after he had racked up 1550 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior at USC and fans believed he would quickly become a star in their backfield.

Unfortunately he couldn’t pass Peyton Barber on the depth chart and only received 23 carries a rookie.

Following that year, he had a couple of solid seasons, but the presence of Leonard Fournette in Tampa Bay meant he would never be the team’s lead back.

After 4 years with the Bucs, Jones signed with the Chiefs last offseason to join a backfield led by another running back who was drafted early but didn’t live up to the hype.

Unfortunately, Jones wasn’t able to claim a regular role even once Clyde Edwards-Helaire was benched and the Chiefs didn’t re-sign him this year.

Now he’ll head to Dallas with the hope of establishing himself as the backup to Pollard. He’ll have competition from Malik Davis and Rico Dowdle, but could be a solid depth option for the Dallas Cowboys next season.