Browns Claim RB Darius Jackson

The Browns claimed promising rookie running back Darius Jackson off waivers, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The Cowboys dropped Jackson from the roster yesterday in order to make room for the return of Darren McFadden. Darius Jackson (vertical)

Jackson, a sixth-round pick out of Eastern Michigan, did not see playing time this year as he was buried behind talented backs like Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris. The Cowboys were likely hoping to sneak Jackson through waivers this week and sign him to the practice squad, but word has been out on Jackson for some time now. If Jackson has been as solid in practice as coaches have been saying, then the Cowboys could come to really regret losing him.

Jackson stayed all four years at Eastern Michigan and seized a starring role in his senior year. In 2015, the 6’0″, 221-pound tailback rushed for 1,088 yards off of 208 carries with 14 touchdowns. He also added 21 catches for 201 yards and two scores.

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  1. giant ex

    They should have dropped McFadden or Dunbar. I agree they will regret this one.

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    • GeauxRangers

      Or just put Chaz Green on IR since Collins will return at some point most likely

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  2. Hmm its a shame that the Cowboys don’t have a young, stud RB already…

    It’s a shame that they didn’t just spend a first round pick on their future RB and instead just cut a RB who we will probably forget in a year or two.

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    • ThePriceWasRight

      considering 4 teams put in a claim, it’s certain they could have got at least a pick in the off-season. really do you need McFadden with Dunbar and elliott? if zeke gets hurt in the playoffs the Cowboys are done anyway.

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      • The same could be said about Jackson. At best, both McFadden and Jackson would be the third back on the depth chart. If Zeke was to get hurt, would you rather be giving carries to Alfred Morris/McFadden or Morris/Jackson (and the uncertainty around him).

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  3. Danthemilwfan

    Don’t love that move but as long as zeke is here with a good backup it won’t hurt us too much

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