Will Grier isn’t the only player joining the Dallas Cowboys this Wednesday. The front office reached an agreement with a veteran running back.
According to ESPN insider Todd Archer, the Cowboys have signed former New York Giants running back Corey Clement.
Archer tweeted that “Running back Corey Clement who was released by NY Giants will be joining Cowboys,” citing multiple sources. He fills the role of No. Tony Pollard, running back behind Ezekiel Elliot, is the third. He has a special team background that he gained during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Giants released Clement before Tuesday’s deadline to make final roster cuts. Clement is expected to rank third on the depth charts behind Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott.
Although Clement is not a Cowboys player, it’s a good idea to have an experienced player with knowledge of the NFC East.
Clement played four seasons in Philadelphia before he signed with the Giants. Clement had 655 yards rushing and 340 receiving yards during that time, as well as nine touchdowns.
Running back Corey Clement, who was released by the NY Giants, will be joining the Cowboys, according to multiple sources. He fills a need as the No. 3 running back behind Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard. Has a special teams background from his years with the Philadelphia Eagles.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 1, 2021
Clement should be able make plays this season for Dallas as both a runner or receiver. Clement can also be used on special teams.
Clement’s availability for next Thursday’s Cowboys season opener against the Buccaneers is uncertain.