NFL Free Agency News: RB Chris Johnson Thinks He’s A Good Fit With The Dallas Cowboys

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Running back Chris Johnson
IN PHOTO: Dec 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Johnson (21) is tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium. REUTERS/ Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Johnson has interest in signing with the Dallas Cowboys, which recently let go of running back DeMarco Murray, who shares the same position as Johnson in the National Football League, or NFL. Johnson contends that the Cowboys need help in the backfield and he is the running back they need to sign in the offseason.

"I'd fit good in Dallas," Johnson said to TMZ. "They need it. Yeah. That's what we're trying to do."

The controversial running back suffered a gunshot wound in his shoulder in March 2015 but has been working out in trying to return to the league. Johnson started his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans playing with the team that drafted in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft as the 24th overall pick.

In the second season with the Titans, he rushed for 2,006 yards to become one of only seven players in league history to register over 2,000 rushing yards. Johnson was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year that season and was touted as one of the top running backs in the league at that time. Johnson registered 1,000-plus rushing yards in the last four seasons with the Titans from 2010 to 2013 but was released by the Titans in April 2014.

Johnson then signed to a two-year contract worth $8 million per year with the New York Jets the same month he was released but the team declined the second year of his contract last February to make him a free agent entering the 2015 season. The Cowboys decided not to pick a running back in the recent 2015 NFL Draft and already have RBs Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar, Joseph Randle, and Ryan Williams in the line-up.

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