Today, the Cleveland Browns might of found a key piece in their offense that Hue Jackson is trying to develop. The Dawg Pound will welcome new rookie running back Darius Jackson, who was claimed off waivers after the Dallas Cowboys parted ways with him, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The Browns landed the rookie, as the Dallas Cowboys were not going to carry four healthy running backs on the 53-man roster. The Cowboys were trying to sneak the raw running back onto the practice squad, as Darren McFadden is returning to the team now after recovering from an injury he sustained.
Furthermore, the Eastern Michigan product did not see any playing time during the regular season due to phenomenal outings from Ezekiel Elliot and the amount of experience that Alfred Morris possess in his NFL career.
In addition, the Cowboys coaching staff has raved about his practice performances, which could end up hurting the team in the long run, as they lost a player they liked and developed.
Now, with no NFL regular season stats, the former sixth-round pick produced 1,596 rushing yards and 17 scores, plus he caught 44 passes for 375 yards and four scores in 43 collegiate games.
Lastly, the Browns potentially made this claim with Isaiah Crowell becoming a pending free agent when the season ends, plus he might draw some interest from other teams.
Note: Jackson had a good preseason by recording 141 rushing yards on 40 carries and also catching five passes for one touchdown and 56 yards.