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Cowboys Were Asked If They Might Draft A Running Back

Dallas Cowboys helmet on the field.

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 21: A view of a Dallas Cowboys helmet during an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs on Nov 21, 2021 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys are keeping all their options open in this week's 2022 NFL Draft. That includes the possibility of drafting a running back.

The Cowboys like where they're at the position currently. Tony Pollard's emergence was key last season. And there's still optimism Ezekiel Elliott can return to his former self.

However, Stephen Jones doesn't want to close the door on any position in the draft. If the right player is available, the Cowboys are going to give him a shot - even if that player is a running back.

“I think that our running back situation is a position of strength right now,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “You look at Zeke, you look at Pollard, you look at Rico. We were just in with the coaches talking about that and you know those are three really strong running backs so, certainly not a position of need right now. At the same time, we know that Tony Pollard is going to be a free agent and things change quickly, so that’s why you don’t ever rule out any position especially if a player falls in there that you think has great value. I don’t think you ever relegate yourself to a position of ‘hey we’re not gonna take this’ or ‘we’re looking for a three not a one or a two.’ You have to be open minded as you move forward in the draft, look for where the value is and make decisions based on that.”

There is incentive for the Cowboys to try and find a late-round gem at running back.

Elliott's expensive contract is something the organization might try and find a way out of. And Pollard is playing on the final year of his rookie deal.

The Cowboys would be wise to think ahead and take a running back on either Friday or Saturday later this week.