Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones recently stated that the team would be in the market for a running back this offseason. And with Felix Jones slated for free agency, along with the need to upgrade from Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner, it's time to start looking at the options.
Basically there are two options to choose from: free agency and the draft. In my estimation, if the Cowboys are going to revamp this position correctly, then they need to attack this position from both sources.
Adding a veteran to the mix would provide experience and insurance while replacing Jones as the primary backup. Drafting a prospect would be the perfect complement to round out the position and provide an upgrade over Dunbar and Tanner.
Right now it's hard to speculate about the resources available to the Cowboys based on the salary cap situation, so targeting a running back in the draft is becoming more critical.
Let's look at five prospects the Cowboys may target and how they can bolster this running game.