Steven Jackson tweets he’d like to sign with the Cowboys

AP

With 11,388 career yards, Steven Jackson is the NFL’s active rushing leader. Or at least he would be, if he were currently on a team. Unfortunately for Jackson, training camps are opening and he doesn’t have a team.

In an effort to change that, Jackson is tweeting at the Cowboys.

Jackson took to Twitter on Thursday with an image of his number 39 being projected above the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

A player who has to ask teams on Twitter if they’re interested probably isn’t drawing much attention, and in Jackson’s case it’s easy to see why. He’s 32 years old and isn’t the same explosive player he was in his best seasons with the Rams.

Perhaps some team that loses a running back to injury will give Jackson a call, but there’s a good chance we’ve seen the last of him in the NFL. Jackson has had a great career, but it’s a career that may be over.

51 responses to “Steven Jackson tweets he’d like to sign with the Cowboys

  1. Biggest wasted talent of the past 20 years , dude could flat out run people over in his prime with the Rams. Just sad he never played on a true contender. One playoff game in his rookie season doesn’t represent how good this guy was or how hard he worked.

    Coming from a fair weather Rams fan I rooted for action big time on the Falcons but that clearly was a bust, dude deserves a chance, even if he is 32 and can get 50 touches a game

  2. As a fan of a rival NFC West team, I always enjoyed watching Steven Jackson play. Dude was absolutely massive, a long strider with underrated deep speed, was a fantastic receiver out of the backfield, and was a fairly good blocker even though he admitted he hated pass protection duties. Kind of a hothead on the field who also got into training camp skirmishes with his teammates, but you never had any doubts he would keep his nose clean in the offseason and wouldn’t get into legal trouble. And he was always tough as nails. It’s a shame the Rams’ run of competitiveness ended coinciding with the beginning of Jackson’s prime. He was the type of RB you wish you saw a bit more in the playoffs to see if he could carve out some legendary moments.

  3. He’s had a GREAT career..Imagine what those #’s would look like if STL ever had a balanced Offense(&O•Line) while he was there so he didn’t see 8/9Man Boxes almost every snap. ATL I had high hopes bc Julio+Roddy&Ryan..didn’t realize how bad their OL was, also injuries began to catch up with S.JaX

  4. Most players want to be on the Dallas Cowboys, America’s Team. The highest profile team in sports.

  5. Old running backs are about as welcome as a staph infection at training camp. If nothing else you would think Jackson, Rice and a couple others would be at least camp fodder so that team’s real backs don’t get beat around. Also, even if you cut them, if during the season your number 1 and 2 running backs get injured (very likely these days in the NFL) you have a guy that is serviceable, has been there and done that, isn’t afraid to get in there and block, knows how to read defenses and blitzes and can fill in and because he was there in training camp, he was at least familiar with the system. Teams want instant gratification so they try out every new guy they can to see if they can find lightning in a bottle when they don’t even protect themselves from what can be seen as the inevitable injuries.

  6. All these washed up RB’s thinking that O.line can revitalize their career – unfortunately for them feeling isn’t mutual.

    There’s a reason you just hear Christ Johnson/Jackson/etc. saying they want to sign with Cowboys and not Cowboys in talks with them.

  7. You are right, they have no running backs. How do you go from having arguably the best RB in league last year to practically none a year later?

  8. Does he have a criminal record? That would help his cause for the girls to bring him aboard. That, and the fact that if he does get in legal trouble, Jerry has some sort of agreement with Goddell to get serious felons reduced suspension times even though what they did should’ve carried a minimum of a 1 year sentence.

  9. tonyzendejas says:
    Jul 31, 2015 7:37 AM
    No athlete with a brain wants Jerry Jones as the GM of their team.
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    I have to admit that 5 years ago you’d probably be right. But in the past 5 years things have been moving in the right direction.

    4 of our last 5 1st round picks are Pro Bowl players (Dez, Tyron, Frederick, Martin), we’ve won the division, had the league leading RB, and we aren’t signing and ridiculous free agent deals.

    Whether or not Stephen Jones is the one now pulling the strings or not, Jerry is still the GM, and right now it looks like they’ve found the correct level on all of his meds.

  10. He ruined what he had left signing in Atlanta. Soft team that chokes year after year.

  11. Idk abt action jackson. I think the acceleration was pretty much gone in atlanta.

    I wouldnt count out McFadden cutting up behind that Oline though. He hasnt lost much athleticism and if he can stay healthy he could do big numbers inthe D.

  12. C’mon Jack… at this point in your career, (which could have been better if you’d been with a different team than the Rams) you would sign with the #4 Boys Club if they made you an offer.

  13. tonyzendejas says:
    Jul 31, 2015 7:37 AM

    No athlete with a brain wants Jerry Jones as the GM of their team.

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    We are talking about football players, right?

  14. Jackson was almost drafted by the Cowboys but Parcells traded that pick away. Maybe it’s destiny he plays for the Boys at least one season.

  15. Rams ability to compete was done once Bulger took over at QB. It took it’s toll on Jackson because opposing defenses had no respect for Bulger, rightfully so, and just loaded the box for years against the Rams. By the time Bulger was gone Jackson had too many hard hits upon him to be effective again. That and persistent quad injuries. Sad to see that he may not be on the field again.

  16. He’s lost almost all of his explosiveness, but honestly that hasn’t been his game for 5 years. His best play recently has been hitting open holes and building up enough speed that nobody wants to tackle him and passing down work. He still catches the ball well and he’s probably still one of the top 5 pass blocking backs in the league.

    I’m rooting for him to get another shot this year somewhere.

  17. sharrerwwonka22 says:
    Jul 31, 2015 8:03 AM
    Does he have a criminal record? That would help his cause for the girls to bring him aboard.
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    I see what you did there. Oh man, BURN! Holy smokes!!!

  18. The funny thing is since 2000, Dallas is 5th lowest in arrests and criminal activity on their team. So everybody that thinks the Cowboys are just made up of a bunch of criminals, check out your team first before you throw stones.

  19. However, if Cowboys add him, and he averages five yards a carry, it would prove their point that any RB could be successful behind that line.

  20. flexx91 says:
    Jul 31, 2015 8:01 AM
    You are right, they have no running backs. How do you go from having arguably the best RB in league last year to practically none a year later?
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    The team knew they had to pay Dez and couldn’t afford Murray who was rightfully seeking a big payraise.

  21. His name has never come up on the Cowboys’ radar. If anyone has a chance it will be Chris Johnson. If they go that route they will wait till the first game is complete so as not to have to pay him a guaranteed salary all year.

  22. Once McF puts up his 3 ypc and Randle gets busted again, Cowboys will be scampering for RB tryouts.

  23. granadafan says:
    Jul 31, 2015 11:13 AM
    flexx91 says:
    Jul 31, 2015 8:01 AM
    You are right, they have no running backs. How do you go from having arguably the best RB in league last year to practically none a year later?
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    The team knew they had to pay Dez and couldn’t afford Murray who was rightfully seeking a big payraise.
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    That’s actually not correct at all. Dallas currently sits with over $11mil of cap space, so they most definitely could’ve afforded to keep him had they wanted to. They were instead extremely smart by doing research on running backs Murray’s age and coming off Murray’s workload, and they did not like what they saw at all. They gave him a number they were willing to pay and he chose to take the higher $$ from the Eagles. More power to him, we all would take more money. But this is another example of smart decisions the Cowboys front office has been making as of late, because a few years ago they would’ve overpaid to keep him. As far as not being able to afford him, completely false

  24. his antics just might have gotten him signed when Jerry had free reign but, thankfully he has checks and balances in place to limit his personnel decisions….. and lo and behold… the Cowboys are winning again….. see how that works?

  25. Look the Cowboys have a decent spot right now. Remember 12 months ago? Who was Demarco Murray???? One season doesnt make him a hall of famer. I was not sold on him last year. While he was ripping off big game after big game, I saw him under performing. I went through every play and made my assessments. In some cases, my judgement was that he would get less yards hitting the hole correctly. But 85% of the time, he,would have gotten more yardage. Hes missed a 2,500 yd season… he should have at least gotten 2,100 easily! Good riddance, any one of thw guys in roster can do it. Dip shirt terrell davis got hirt. Clinton portis took over!! Same thing here.

  26. Like many here, I always felt sorry for SJax for being saddled with his horrible Rams. What a sad waste of incredible talent. And yet even on those impotent Rams teams–whose strategy often amounted to “the run sets up the run,”–he still put up solid numbers year in and year out.

    It’s far too late now. But can you imagine what he could’ve done in his prime if he’d had last year’s Dallas o-line?

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