The Dallas Cowboys had one fullback on their roster.
Now they have zero.
In a move that saves about $1.2 million on the salary cap, the Dallas Cowboys have cut Lawrence Vickers. This just shows how much fullbacks have come to be devalued in today’s NFL. And really, in a pass-happy league, unless your fullback can play tight end and catch the ball well, it makes sense that fullbacks are a dying breed.
But putting a less-experienced fullback or no fullback at all in front of DeMarco Murray probably won’t be conducive to him gaining 2,000 yards this season.
This also probably speaks to the fact that they will be playing a significant amount of their formations out of 12 (1 RB, 2 TE, 2 WR) or 11 (1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WR) personnel with rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams and rookie tight end Gavin Escobar in the mix this year, as opposed to previous years where they haven’t had the depth at tight end or receiver to pull this off effectively.
Whatever the case, the Cowboys cutting Vickers only reaffirms what most of us have figured out by now: NFL teams like to pass the ball.