The Dallas Cowboys will play on Sunday without Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, fueling speculation that the team could be looking outside the organization to help fill-in while he presumably serves his six-game suspension during the 2017 season.
One of many free agent running backs at time of publication is Reggie Bush, who at age 32 is still seeking an NFL revival. In a video published by TMZ, Bush mentions he wouldn’t rule out a possible return if the Elliott-less Cowboys were to give him a call.
Bush has not appeared in the NFL this season and hasn’t been a member of an NFL organization since he was with the Buffalo Bills last year. He signed a one-year deal for the 2016 season, finishing with an extremely limited role, carrying the ball just 12 times for -3 yards.
If he fails to appear in a game this year, it would be the first time the league was without Bush since the 2005 season.
Bush arrived as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints out of USC, where he was the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner (which was later forfeited). He spent five years with New Orleans upon entering the league.
Since his departure from New Orleans, he has spent two years with the Miami Dolphins, two with the Detroit Lions, one with the San Francisco 49ers, and another with the Bills, having racked up nearly 5,500 career rushing yards over 134 games. He’s found the end zone a combined 54 times on the ground and through the air.