The Dallas Cowboys are looking to add even more firepower to their running back position, and Chicago Bears star Matt Forte could be their guy, according to Dallas Morning News.
When the Dallas Cowboys lost DeMarco Murray in free agency to the Philadelphia Eagles last season, very few were concerned because they felt that anyone could run behind that line.
While former Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden did well enough to earn more than 1,000 yards, the Dallas Cowboys running game was no longer as reliable as before.
The top priority for the Dallas Cowboys is not the running back position, but if the opportunity to sign a very good player arises, then team owner Jerry Jones will not hesitate to do it.
Despite a down year, Matt Forte happens to be a very good running back still. After three straight seasons of running for more than 1,000 yards, Forte still managed to get 898 yards.
For the longest time, Matt Forte was considered the hardest working running back in the NFL. It would not be inconceivable that Forte could return to being a premiere player again.
Even though he has been extremely productive for the team, the Chicago Bears seem more than willing to let the 30-year-old running back walk away when free agency begins in March.
Since he is toward the end of his career and has never won an NFL Championship before, the belief is that Matt Forte is going to be looking for a team that can provide him with that opportunity.
Regardless of their 4-12 record this season, many in the NFL believe that the Dallas Cowboys are going to be contending for the Super Bowl next season. They just need Tony Romo.
With the Dallas Cowboys looking to add more firepower to their backfield and Matt Forte looking for an opportunity to win a Super Bowl before he retires, this looks to be a good fit.
Tyron Smith, La’el Collins, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, and Doug Free form one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Matt Forte has to find that very appealing to his career stats.
When Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are healthy, the Dallas Cowboys have a prolific passing game, especially since Jason Witten is still as productive as he has ever been in his career.
Knowing that the defense cannot stack the line of scrimmage and his offensive line is going to make a push, Matt Forte might have the best running lanes that he has ever seen.
The Dallas Cowboys do not have a dominant defense like they used to, but the group is still solid enough that Matt Forte and the offense can carry them to a Super Bowl appearance.
In Scott Linehan, Matt Forte would have an offensive coordinator who is committed to the run game, something that he surprisingly did when DeMarco Murray was breaking records.
In Jason Garrett, Matt Forte would have a head coach that is committed to defending his players, something that Forte might not have always felt with the Chicago Bears this season.
In Jerry Jones, Matt Forte would have an owner that has shown that he is more than willing to do anything to bring another championship to the Dallas Cowboys before his time is up.
Since the Dallas Cowboys are such a high profile team, Matt Forte would also have the opportunity to get his name out there to the masses. NFL fans would certainly know about him.
Matt Forte is going to find plenty of opportunities in the NFL when he hits free agency in a couple of weeks, but the Dallas Cowboys seem like the best fit for the veteran runner.
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