Cowboys Will ‘Kick Tires’ On RBs Ben Tate, Felix Jones

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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IRVING (105.3 THE FAN) – The Dallas Cowboys are giving running back Ben Tate a Thursday afternoon workout, sources tell me, noting that this is a “kick-the-tires” tryout.

Sources say the workout will also include other veteran running backs, including former Cowboys RB Felix Jones.

Tate is a 5-11, 220-pounder who’s bounced around the league for four seasons after being drafted in the second round out of Auburn by the Texans in 2010.

At Auburn, Tate gained 3,321 yards in his career and 1,362 yards as a senior. He missed his rookie season in Houston with an injury but went on to gain 1,992 yards (4.7 per carry) as Arian Foster’s backup the next three years.

Tate signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Browns to start 2014. He was an early-season starter before being outplayed by Browns rookies Terrance West and Isaiah…

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