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Cowboys Looking at Trung Canidate

Clarence Hill reports that the Dallas Cowboys are bringing in St. Louis Rams running back Trung Canidate for a workout Thursday.

Canidate, drafted 31st overall by the Rams in 2000, has been out of football since 2003 because of a foot injury. He is now healthy and trying to make a comeback. According to a source, the Cowboys view his workout as more of a look-see, but if Canidate is impressive he could get an invitation to training camp.

The 5-foot-11, 212-pound Canidate has recently been timed in the 4.4-second range in the 40-yard dash.

Running back is an area of depth for the team but, if the price is right, it couldn’t hurt to take a look at Canidate. Still, unless Julius Jones is traded, it’s going to be hard to justify even veteran minimum for this guy.

Jones, a former 2nd round choice, finally stayed healthy for an entire season last year. Many argue that their third down back, Marion Barber, is really their best back. And speedster Tyson Thompson is back from injury and should compete for playing time.

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