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Dallas Cowboys could land Cam Akers

Would this be an ideal fit?

Michael W.

The Dallas Cowboys have yet to make any meaningful additions to their roster during the offseason despite the pledge of team owner and general manager Jerry Jones to go "all in". Aside from the return of running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys haven't exactly made headlines in terms of additions to the roster in the wake of their latest postseason disappointment. 

But could the Cowboys present the ideal fit for an injury-prone, but effective free-agent running back Cam Akers of the Minnesota Vikings? In the words of Alex Kay of Bleacher Report, Akers presented an intriguing opportunity for the Cowboys if they were to consider reaching out to him. 

He writes: 

"Akers' injury history is likely scaring away potential suitors, but he could be a steal on a low-risk, veteran-minimum contract.

Akers needed only five months to get back on the field in 2021, defying the traditional timeline of a full year to recover from an Achilles tear. After going down in early November, he should be able to get himself fully healthy in time for Week 1 this year.

The soon-to-be 25-year-old possesses a rare blend of upside and proven ability that no other available free-agent running back can offer. He'll be worth a dice roll for any team that can spare a roster spot for a high-ceiling backup.

The Dallas Cowboys would make sense as a landing spot for Akers after they declined to select any running backs in the 2024 draft. With a fading Ezekiel Elliott set to lead a backfield that largely lacks promise and experience behind the aging veteran, Akers could potentially take over as Dallas' top option as early as this coming season." 

Akers was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2020 NFL Draft after playing college football at Florida State, and was a part of the Super Bowl LVI championship team. However, he's suffered a pair of Achillies injuries that may give potential suitors pause. 

He's racked up 1,581 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns while also amassing 320 receiving yards and a single receiving touchdown. 

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