Looking to add depth in the offensive backfield, the Dallas Cowboys signed former Michigan star Anthony Thomas on Monday to a one-year deal.
Thomas rushed for a career-high 1,183 yards as a rookie four years ago with the Chicago Bears. For his efforts, he was named the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
He went over 1,000 yards again in 2003 (1,024), but his production dropped off dramatically last season playing mostly as the No. 2 running back in Chicago.
For the year, he rushed for just 404 yards and averaged 3.3 yards per carry playing behind Thomas Jones.
For his career, Thomas has 858 rushes for 3332 yards (3.8/carry) and 21 touchdowns in four seasons, all with the Bears.
The Cowboys have maintained that they were interested in acquiring a veteran running back to play with Julius Jones this season, but Dallas drafted RB Marion Barber in the fourth round just last weekend.
The Cowboys also have back ups Erik Bickerstaff and ReShard Lee. Thomas' signing may indicate that either Bickerstaff or Lee are done in Dallas.
Nicknamed "The A-Train," Thomas was orginally drafted by the Bears in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 2001 draft.
TheRanchReport.com will have much more on this breaking story, as it develops.
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