Giants and Cowboys could end up battling it out for bruising veteran RB

If the price is right, this could be a solid addition for the Giants offense

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This would be one way to help figure out the running backs room after letting Saquon Barkley head to the Eagles. As soon as the NY Giants lost Barkley to the enemy, people have been in panic mode. However, Joe Schoen calmed some people down by adding Devin Singletary on a three-year deal.

More help is needed, though, and that's exactly where A.J. Dillon could come into play. A big-bodied back, Dillon has been known for lowering his shoulder and fighting for extra yards. According to Ian Rapoport, Dillon is eyeing the Giants, Cowboys and Colts. If this comes down to NY and Dallas, we'd love nothing more than for Schoen to land a proverbial hook on Jerry Jones by adding the former Packer.

The Giants and running back A.J. Dillon have mutual interest in one another

In recent seasons, Dillon has been the No. 2 option behind Aaron Jones. However that hasn't stopped him from making an impact, especially with Jones (now with the Vikings) consistently banged up. In 2021, he posted 803 yards and five touchdowns, following that up with 770 yards and seven TDs in '23.

Last season, Dillon appeared in 15 games, with 613 yards and two touchdowns. He's not a No. 1 RB by any means, but he and Singletary as a 1-2 punch for the ground game next season would be something that a lot of Big Blue supporters would sign up for.

The committee approach is intriguing. Dillon won't be an expensive signing if this goes down, but the Giants may not have a lot of money they want to spend on another running back. With Xavier McKinney gone and Darious Williams choosing the Rams over NY, more defensive backs on top of adding Jalen Mills are needed.

However, if Dillon is available at the right price, bringing in the 6-0, 245-pounder could be a lot of fun for Brian Daboll. Art Stapleton has just reported it may be a long shot for this to get done, but hey, we can still dream - and if his signing means more headaches for people in Arlington, it'd make everything a lot sweeter.