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Watch: Chris Johnson Wants to Play for the Cowboys

Rachel Wold
Courtesy of USA Today Sports

Former New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was caught out on the town with his former quarterback Vince Young.

The two were hanging out at Katsuya, a popular sushi restaurant in Hollywood.

Not wasting any time with small talk, a reporter from TMZ Sports asked Johnson if he could see himself playing with the Dallas Cowboys this season. Johnson enthusiastically answered with this:

I’d fit good in Dallas. That’s what we’re trying to do.

He added:

Dallas, come holler at me.

Here’s the whole conversation that occurred between Johnson, Young and┬áthe gossip rag.

While hinting at some behind-the-scenes deal, Young repeated Johnson’s stance:

He’ll fit well. They’re gonna love CJ out there.

Johnson, who spent one season with the Jets after being let go by the Tennessee Titans, has drawn very little interest in the open market.┬áJohnson’s name was last in the news due to the fatal drive-by shooting he was involved in earlier this year in Orlando that saw him suffer a gun-shot wound to his shoulder.

Prior to Johnson’s unsuccessful run with the Jets, he served six seasons as the main workhorse for the Titans where he never once posted less than 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. Johnson and Young spent 2008-2010 playing together with the Titans.

As for Johnson potentially heading to Dallas, that is not exactly a random thought. The Cowboys failed to draft a single running back this past weekend. That leaves the team with Darren McFadden, Ryan Williams and Joseph Randle competing for the starting gig. That’s also a less-than-ideal scenario for Jason Garrett and company after DeMarco Murray departed in free agency.

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