The Dallas Cowboys have been making some moves recently, and things are happening fast. Just a day after visiting the team’s facilities, two players – running back Ronald Jones and offensive lineman Chuma Edoga – signed with the Cowboys. This news comes after the Jerry Jones team released Ezekiel Elliott, the team’s third leading rusher, just five days ago.
Edoga, a former third-round pick, has had stints with the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons. Despite only playing in two games in 2022 due to a knee injury, Edoga has shown potential and could be a reliable backup option for the Cowboys’ offensive line. With Tyron Smith‘s advancing age, having a backup like Edoga could be crucial in case of any injuries.
Ronald Jones is a 25-year-old running back who has been a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 and the Kansas City Chiefs in 2022.
Although he played second fiddle to Leonard Fournette in 2021, Jones had a standout season with the Buccaneers in 2020, totaling 978 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. With Tony Pollard currently the franchise-tagged running back, Jones will likely serve as his backup.
Ronald Jones returns home
Interestingly, Jones is from McKinney North High School, which is only an hour away from AT&T Stadium where he will now play his home games. This hometown connection could potentially make him a fan favorite for Cowboys fans.
The third player to visit the Cowboys on Monday was linebacker Travin Howard. While Howard has not signed with the team yet, he is a Super Bowl champion and made a critical play in the Los Angeles Rams‘ Super Bowl LVI run.
In the NFC Championship game, Howard intercepted a pass from Jimmy Garoppolo, securing the Rams’ spot in the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, injuries have plagued Howard’s career, with a torn meniscus in 2020 and a groin injury in 2022.
These recent signings and visits show that the Cowboys are not wasting any time in preparing for the upcoming season.