The Seattle Seahawks traded running back Christine Michael to the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN.com. The Dallas Morning News reported that the Cowboys sent the Seahawks a 2016 seventh-round conditional pick.
The Seahawks traded Michael two days after signing former Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson, and just one day after the league’s deadline to get the roster to 53.
Michael joins RB’s Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle, and Lance Dunbar in the Cowboys’ crowded backfield. After losing RB DeMarco Murray in free agency, the Cowboys aren’t expected to feature one back specifically—at least in the beginning of the season. In 2014, Murray led the league in rushes and rushing yards, and tied with Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch for the most rushing touchdowns.
Michael was a 2013 second round pick from Texas A&M and spent the first two years of his NFL career in Seattle. In 2014, he played in ten regular season games, and totaled 34 rushes, 175 rushing yards (5.1 rush yards/attempt average), and one reception for 12 yards. Michael was with the Seahawks when they won Super Bowl XLVIII.