A day after parting ways with one former Seahawks running back – Christine Michael – the Cowboys are bringing aboard another, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, who reports that the club is signing Robert Turbin.
Turbin, who turns 26 next month, was claimed off waivers by the Browns prior to their first regular season game, despite the fact that he was still recovering from an ankle injury. After sitting out for five weeks, Turbin made his Cleveland debut against the Broncos last month, and appeared in three games for the team before being waived. In those three games, Turbin ran the ball 18 times for 60 yards, adding another eight yards on two receptions.
During his first three NFL seasons, Turbin served as Marshawn Lynch‘s primary backup in Seattle, compiling 928 rushing yards on 231 carries, along with another 427 yards on 43 receptions, from 2012 to 2014. Turbin is the third former Seattle back picked up by the Cowboys this year, who also traded for Michael and claimed Rod Smith off waivers from the Seahawks.
In Dallas, Turbin will join a backfield that has undergone plenty of changes this season, and currently features Darren McFadden, Smith, and Trey Williams. While Turbin figures to start no higher than second or third on that depth chart, he could see his role increase if he gets up to speed quickly and plays well for the Cowboys.