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Cowboys BREAKING: Packers' A.J. Dillon 'Looking' At Signing With Dallas in NFL Free Agency

Cowboys BREAKING: Green Bay Packers' A.J. Dillon 'Looking' At Signing With Dallas in NFL Free Agency
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FRISCO - The Dallas Cowboys have been "patient'' - to say the least - as NFL free agency has seen most of the top running backs, including their own Tony Pollard (to Tennessee) sign elsewhere.

But somebody has to end up playing running back here. So how about A.J. Dillon?

Green Bay Packers running back Dillon fits the bill in an assortment of ways. He's a power back. ... and maybe he will come at a "comfort point'' in price. It's an idea for now born of an NFL Network report on Wednesday morning that has Dillon "looking'' at signing with Dallas (with the Colts and Giants also apparently in his sights.


The game of Musical Chairs at the position has Josh Jacobs leaving the Raiders for the Packers, Derrick Henry leaving the Titans for the Ravens, Saquon Barkley leaving the Giants for the Eagles, and Aaron Jones - who shared time in Green Bay with Dillon - leaving for Minnesota.

Austin Ekeler (Washington), D'Andre Swift (Chicago), Joe Mixon (Houston) and Zack Moss (Bengals) are also off the board. So, to Dillon ... 

He does not generate the big play, as he posted below-average marks for acceleration at the NFL Scouting Combine and has never run for more than a 40-yard gain. But at 6-0, 247 pounds, he could complement the "Texas Coast Offense'' with physicality. 

Does he score touchdowns? He only managed two this past season – the writing on the wall for his Packers tenure – but managed 12 over the two years prior.

Dillon’s game isn’t in third-down responsibilities, but he does enough as a receiver and blocker to be playable when necessary. Additionally, he has just three fumbles on his 683 career touches, providing an extra layer of security.

Projected to earn a two-year deal worth a total of $8 million by Pro Football Focus, Dillon wouldn’t break the bank. (Though that's the same number that Dallas found too pricy on Moss.) As a helper in a hypothetical committee with a speed back Dallas could get in the NFL Draft?

Dillon is "looking'' at the Cowboys, so they surely are "looking'' in return.