Cowboys bring back RB Phillip Tanner

In need of bodies for their backfield the Dallas Cowboys have brought back running back Phillip Tanner.

Tanner spent nearly a month in Indianapolis but was let go last Wednesday. He returns to the Cowboys with whom he appeared in regular season games for the past three years.

The chances that Tanner sticks with the Cowboys this time around are slim. He is simply being brought in to play in Thursday’s preseason game with Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams both dealing with minor injuries. Tanner should again hit the waiver wire on Saturday.

In 39 career games Tanner has run for 149 yards on 56 carries (2.7 avg) adding two touchdowns. He also has nine career receptions for 93 yards.