Chris Johnson wants to be a Cowboy

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Some people don’t want to be a Cowboy. Others do.

Veteran running back Chris Johnson does. Via the Dallas Morning News, Johnson recently made his pitch to be signed by the Cowboys in a sidewalk interview with TMZ.

I’d fit good in Dallas,” Johnson said.  “They need it.  Yeah. That’s what we’re trying to do. . . . Dallas, come holler at me.”

Johnson has been working out since being cut by the Jets and then shot in the shoulder. At last word, Johnson still had the bullet in his body.

A first-round pick in the same year recent Dallas hire Darren McFadden entered the league, Johnson had six straight 1,000-yard seasons with the Titans, one of which saw Johnson pass 2,000 yards. With McFadden and Randle at the top of the depth chart, it’s hard not to think Johnson would make them better at the position.

54 responses to “Chris Johnson wants to be a Cowboy

  1. When you think of players who “dog it” or “mail it in” you naturally think of this guy. And to me, that’s why he’s perfect for Dallas.

  2. Ray Rice would be a better choice. He’s paid dearly for his actions and deserves a chance. He’s younger, faster and more motivated.

  3. Congratulations Mr. CJ!!
    For a limited time only you can join the Dallas Cowboys for a veteran minimum of 750k fully guaranteed and roster bonus of 1 million! We promise to make you a 1k yard back. Don’t be naive! Once in a lifetime opportunity did I mention we have 3 first round pick offensive linemen in past 4 years? Not to mention the newly drafted OT from florida!
    Don’t let your ego get in the way of this perfect opportunity!

  4. Every tool on this side of the Mississippi wants to be a Cowboy.

  5. To me, the memorable moment in that TMZ clip came when the “interviewer” asked Johnson and Vince Young (who was on the sidewalk with CJ) how they as a tandem compared to Steve McNair and Eddie George. Just … classic. … I can’t believe that comparison was even uttered.

  6. Chris Johnson would actually be a good pickup by the Cowboys. #Real Talk

  7. He wants to smoke weed, eat BBQ, and hang out with gangsters. Sounds like a perfect fit.

  8. If the Cowboy thing doesn’t work out maybe he can be an astronaut or a fireman?

  9. I actually think this would be a good fit he has ran for 1000 yards every year except last so I don’t think you can say he doesn’t have it in him to rush for that many if he singled a one year deal for the minimum it could work. I thought the Cowboys should have gone after zac Stacy but I’ll let jerry figure it out

  10. The biggest irony in Johnson’s career? The singular CJ2K season he’s known for. It was the best–and worst–accomplishment of his career. The second half of the 2009 season, Jeff Fisher started feeding him the ball a lot more to help him chase the NFL single season record. It was a noble effort. But Chris entered the off-season beat-up both physically and mentally. He was never the same again.

    From the start of the 2010 season, it was clear this wasn’t the same back. Even though he hadn’t lost a step yet, he didn’t hit the holes (or opponents) hard. Even though he wasn’t a big back, he had always been a tough and daring runner prior to his 2009 experience. Man, his first two years were truly something to behold.

  11. eh he didn’t do anything with the jets, if the coaches see he still has his speed maybe, we already have dunbar but he could be added, ray rice no he seemed slow to me with Baltimore took to many hits

  12. He got his payday and effectively retired while still playing. Only worth signing for the veteran minimum and nothing but incentives. And how is that bullet affecting his physicality? Does he have strength and full range of movement in the arm and shoulder? Is there danger of damage if he takes a hit there? What doctors have examined and cleared him?

  13. Man, the 2010 Titans with CJ2K, VY10 and Kenny Britt and Nate Washington were well on their way, early in the season… until Jeff Fisher messed it all up. I predict 2015 will be the Year of the RB with A.P., CJ2K (on whichever team), DeMarco Murray et al. burning up mileage on the gridiron.

  14. Ahhh this makes perfect sense. It’s starting to look like the 90’s Cowboys with probation officers standing on the sidelines of games. Jerah the prison warden.

  15. Why would anyone sign this guy? one of two things describe his drop off in production:

    1) he got paid on lost his drive. This is the most likely, as evidenced by his randomly up and down average YPC.

    2) he’s lost a step, and he really is just an average back at this point.

    Either way, why would anyone want someone in either position, who clearly is a me first player?

  16. If you were cut by the Jets I am not sure you’re in a position to be announcing where you’d be a good fit. Unless the answer is the Toronto Argonauts

  17. Dez Bryant, Rolando McClain, Greg Hardy, Randy Gregory, Chris Johnson

    Maan, a bunch of crazies on this team – you can’t make this stuff up!

  18. I would also like to be paid a lot of money to show up somewhere and put on some tights and watch a game from the sideline. Pretty sweet deal.

  19. If I were the Cowboys, I’d ask myself two questions:
    1. Can I trust McFadden to stay healthy?
    2. Can I trust Randle to stay out of trouble?
    It couldn’t hurt to have him in camp.

  20. tennesseeoilers says:May 6, 2015 10:25 AM

    From the start of the 2010 season, it was clear this wasn’t the same back. Even though he hadn’t lost a step yet, he didn’t hit the holes


    I think that had much more to do with Kevin Mawae retiring. Our line hasn’t had that same nastiness in the middle since ’09

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