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Seahawks trade RB Christine Michael to Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys are adding another young running back to their stable.

The Seattle Seahawks traded Christine Michael to the Cowboys in exchange for an undisclosed 2016 draft choice, Dallas announced Sunday.

NFL Media's Albert Breer reported, per a Dallas source, the Cowboys sent a conditional seventh-round pick to Seattle for Michael.

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ESPN first reported the swap.

The Seahawks had been shopping the third-year back after agreeing to a contract with veteran Fred Jackson late last week.

Dallas has been adamant about the faith in their three-headed backfield of Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar. Jerry Jones previously mentioned the team could look to add another young back to the equation.

Michael is that runner.

The 24-year-old has made scouts drool the last two years in Seattle. Michael's combination of size, power and speed is rare. The young back, however, hasn't been able to put it together with the Seahawks, struggling during regular-season chances and not flashing enough in the preseason to warrant further commitment from the organization.

After initially being viewed as Marshawn Lynch's eventual replacement, Michael's disappointment in Seattle could be a gain for Dallas.

While he'll remain in a time-share backfield, Michael could finally find his niche alongside McFadden and Randle behind one of the best offensive lines in football.

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