Robert Turbin gained 35 yards on seven carries and caught one of two targets for three yards in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.
The 25-year-old looked sprightly in his Dallas debut, gashing Miami for five yards per carry in support of Darren McFadden. Turbin appears to have already earned the top backup nod, as no other back received a carry on the day, and he should still see a few touches per week as the Dallas Cowboys try to remain balanced on offense. Next on the schedule is a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Panthers.
Robert Turbin will likely be the next man in line for carries Sunday if Darren McFadden (groin) is limited, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Turbin was signed this week after being waived by the Browns and was already expected to be active for Sunday's contest, but with McFadden's status in question due to a groin issue, he appears to have quickly ascended the pecking order for carries in Dallas' backfield. McFadden is expected to play; however, the forecast is calling for a rainy day in Miami on Sunday, and that slick track could be a cause for concern for McFadden.
Robert Turbin will be active for Sunday's game in Miami, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Signed earlier in the week, Turbin reportedly worked relentlessly to learn enough of the playbook to allow for active status. He still doesn't figure to have much of a role from the get-go, but it won't be surprising if he emerges as Darren McFadden's (groin) primary backup. There is some chance Turbin could be forced into a larger role than expected, if McFadden's minor injury flares up during Sunday's game.
Robert Turbin will sign with the Dallas Cowboys , the Dallas Morning News reports.
He becomes the third former Seahawks running back to join the Cowboys this season, alongside Rod Smith and the now-released Christine Michael. Turbin could eventually work his way into being Darren McFadden's main backup, but isn't likely to see many touches right away.
Robert Turbin was waived by the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Turbin missed the first five weeks of the season due to a variety of injuries, however the 25-year-old did manage to return in Week 6 and promptly carried the ball 10 times for 27 yards. Things didn't get much better in the following weeks as the former Seahawks running back managed to amass just eight carries for 33 yards in Week's 7 and 8, prompting the Browns to waive him in favor of offensive lineman Darrian Miller, who they promoted off the practice squad in a corresponding move. Turbin will likely get a look from a few teams interested in building depth at the running back position, but for now his fantasy value remains minimal.
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