The Dallas Cowboys are who Heisman Trophy winner and Alabama star Derrick Henry wants to play for, but the odds of that happening are extremely slim, according to CBS Sports.
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry feels that the Dallas Cowboys are a great NFL organization, and that’s the team he hopes selects him in the upcoming NFL Draft.
With DeMarco Murray now with the Philadelphia Eagles and Darren McFadden being a short term solution, the Dallas Cowboys would love to have Derrick Henry on their active roster.
At 6’3″, 240 pounds, Derrick Henry is the type of bruising running back that would be a great fit with the Dallas Cowboys offensive line, which is considered the best in the entire NFL.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who was injured and sidelined twice last year, would certainly be protected a bit more if the team leaned heavily on a physical rushing game.
Unfortunately for Derrick Henry, the fact that Tony Romo was injured so frequently over the past couple of years is also the reason why he will not be playing for the Dallas Cowboys.
Right now, one of the top priorities for the Dallas Cowboys is the backup quarterback position, and they might even use the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft to find themselves one.
While Derrick Henry is certainly a talented running back that has potential to do really well in the NFL, the fourth overall selection is too high for the Dallas Cowboys to choose him.
Running backs in the NFL are no longer valued like they used to be, as a lot of teams have been able to find quality players at the position in the later rounds of the NFL Draft nowadays.
Another reason for the low value on running backs is that NFL teams now prefer to use multiple guys in the backfield so that they can be a lot more unpredictable towards the defenses.
Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden did a much better job than anyone expected this past season, but management are reportedly interested in giving him some more help.
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones will certainly be using a draft pick to find another running back, but it will more than likely be in the third or fourth round.
The first round of the NFL Draft will more than likely see the Dallas Cowboys selecting a quarterback or a defensive end that can generate the pass rush that the defense badly needs.
Whichever quarterback gets selected by Jerry Jones will be competing with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore over the long summer to see who gets to back up Tony Romo.
As for the defensive end that will most likely be selected in the second round, they will be in competition with Dallas Cowboys defensive ends Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence.
The Dallas Cowboys might not be a viable option for Derrick Henry, but the Alabama Crimson Tide star will easily be able to find a lot of suitors in the NFL because of his talents.
The Detroit Lions were the worst rushing team in the NFL, and they own the 16th overall selection in the draft, so they might be very inclined to take a serious look at Derrick Henry.
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers does a tremendous job with the passing game, but the rushing game desperately needs someone like Derrick Henry to come and help out.
Derrick Henry is going to have a home in the NFL somewhere next season. It just doesn’t look like it will be with the Dallas Cowboys.
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