Dallas Cowboys 2010-2014 - RB Roderick Smith (Dallas Cowboys)

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    Running Back

    Arguably the most competitive spot on the roster right now is for the third (second after a potential Elliott suspension?) string running back. Neither Alfred Morris or Rod Smith disappointed in the Hall of Fame game, with Morris looking rejuvenated with fresh legs while Smith ran hard despite a meager YPC and displayed an all-around game with a few receptions. It’s hard to say who has the upper hand at the moment, Morris is actually third on the official depth chart while Smith is listed as the backup fullback. If I had to bet I’d say that Morris would be the preferred option if the team had to rely on one of the two for 10-15 carries a game in the case of an Elliott suspension due to his experience and better pure ability as a runner, while if Elliott is not suspended I think Smith would get the nod to his all-around skillset and ability to contribute on special teams. Morris’ roster spot may come down to what happens with Elliott.
     
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    One Buckeye who is often overshadowed is RB Rod Smith, who sits in the wings behind phenom Ezekiel Elliott. Smith has spent the past three seasons with the Cowboys, but finally started making his mark in 2017. He came up with a big first-down a few weeks back, and followed it up with an overall career-high day against the Niners, claiming eight rushes for 64 yards — one 45 yard breakaway — with another five yards on a catch.
     
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    That guy looked like an NFL player coming out of High School. Good for him.
     
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    Rod Smith, RB
    Smith’s career at Ohio State ended unceremoniously, as he was dismissed from the Buckeyes after failing a drug test in 2014, but he’s bounced back to have a solid career in the NFL. After a brief stint with the Seattle Seahawks, he signed with the Cowboys in the middle of the 2015 season and has been with them ever since.

    While he’s primarily been a backup to fellow former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, he has rushed for 359 yards and five touchdowns on 99 carries and caught 28 passes for 262 yards and a score over the past two years.

    As he hits free agency for the first time, he hasn’t played enough to command a big market, but he’s shown in limited action that he can at least be a solid backup running back, which should lead to a contract somewhere if not a return to Dallas.
     

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