Steven Jackson pleads for Dallas Cowboys to sign him
Free agent running back Steven Jackson is a three-time Pro Bowler, and he's currently unemployed. After seeing scant interest on the open market, Jackson is taking matters into his own hands. On Thursday, Jackson pleaded for the Dallas Cowboys to sign him in a creative way through the guide of social media.
On his Twitter account, you can see AT&T Stadium illuminated by Jackson's jersey number in the style of The Bat-Signal.
The 32-year old running back has been running on fumes over the last two seasons. After averaging over 4.0 yards per carry in eight out of his first nine seasons in the NFL, Jackson's averaged dipped below that mark in both 2013 and 2014. His 3.7 yards per carry in 2014 was a slight upgrade over his 3.5 yards per carry mark in 2013, and that should tell you everything that you need to know.
On Thursday, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones made mention that the team will not look to add free agent running backs until they give their current group a fair run. After adding UDFA Gus Johnson to the mix, the Cowboys have four backs with a great opportunity to earn a role over the course of the next month.
Still, Jackson is likely to make his way on to Jones' speed-dial. He can run between the tackles, catches passes out of the backfield and pass protect. There might be room for a player like that on a roster complete with young and unproven running backs.