The Dallas Cowboys are interested in the acquiring the services of Detroit running back Tatum Bell, TheRanchReport.com has confirmed.
Bell, an unrestricted free agent and native of Dallas, rushed for just 182 yards last year with the Lions in a reserve role. He also suffered from a nagging turf toe injury that limited his playing time.
However in 2006, Bell was extremely productive, rushing for 1,025 yards with the Denver Broncos.
In 2005 with the Broncos Bell rushed for 921 yards and eight touchdowns. For his career, he's averaging a very impressive 4.8 yards per carry.
He was originally drafted in the second round of the 2004 draft (No. 41 overall) out of Oklahoma State.
As a side note, Bell asked the Lions to trade him in the early part of the 2007 season when Kevin Jones established himself as the starter at running back. From that point on, it was a given he would not be back with the Lions in 2008.
Meanwhile the Cowboys are in the market for a backup running back now that unrestricted free agent Julius Jones is looking to sign elsewhere.
Marion Barber, a Pro Bowler last season, is expected to take over the starting running back position in 2008.
After re-signing Flozell Adams in addition to a number of other roster moves Thursday, the Cowboys do not have as much cap room as they have had in recent years. The latest cap estimate according to the Dallas Morning News is approximately $2 million.
Stay tuned to TheRanchReport.com momentarily for more details.
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