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Cowboys acquire RB Michael from Seahawks

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SEATTLE – The Dallas Cowboys announced they have acquired running back Christine Michael from the Seattle Seahawks, reportedly for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.

Michael will be expected to provide depth behind Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar in the Cowboys’ backfield.

The Seahawks had high expectations for Michael as a second-round pick out of Texas A&M in 2013, but he failed to develop as the front office had expected and Seattle signed veteran Fred Jackson to serve as Marshawn Lynch’s primary backup.

Michael, 24, survived Saturday’s roster cuts as Robert Turbin was placed on injured reserve, but the Seahawks were impressed with rookie Thomas Rawls during the preseason (21 carries for 127 yards and one touchdown)

Touted for his combination of size and speed, Michael (5-feet-10, 221 pounds) has flashed during the preseason but has logged only 52 carries for 254 yards (4.9-yard average) and one touchdown through his first two seasons.


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