Former Cowboys running back Christine Michael is now a free agent after clearing waivers, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Michael, who just recently turned 25, was waived by the Cowboys on Tuesday. While former teammate Brandon Weeden was scooped up by the Lone Star State’s other team, it appears that no one was interested in picking up Michael’s contract.
Michael had been expected to get an increased workload after Joseph Randle was demoted and then released, but it was the veteran, Darren McFadden, who ended up taking many of those carries. In five games with the Cowboys, Michael ran for just 51 yards on 15 attempts, adding a single reception for two yards. The Seahawks, who traded Michael to the Cowboys earlier in the year, are still expected to receive a conditional pick from Dallas as a result of that swap, since the running back was on the Cowboys’ active roster for enough games.