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With Four Open Roster Spots, Cowboys Expected To Sign RB Robert Turbin

IRVING, Texas - The day after cutting one former Seattle running back from the roster, the Cowboys are bringing in another.

Although, Robert Turbin last played for the Browns, he is yet the latest back expected to join the Cowboys with some Seattle ties.

Turbin spent three seasons with the Seahawks from 2012-14, backing up Marshawn Lynch along with Christine Michael, who was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday.

Assuming Turbin passes his physical Wednesday, he could be on the practice field later in the day to complete a backfield that also includes Rod Smith, who was claimed off waivers from the Seahawks earlier this season.

The signing of Turbin would give the Cowboys four tailbacks on the roster yet again. Darren McFadden is expected to start, but Turbin and Smith should provide some depth, along with Trey Williams, who was signed off of Washington's practice squad last week.

The Cowboys had four open spots on the 53-man roster after releasing linebacker Keith Smith on Monday, followed by Michael, Brandon Weeden and Corey White on Tuesday.

Turbin will be the first addition, but others expected to fill out the spots include linebacker Mark Nzeocha, practice-squad corner Deji Olatoye and of course, quarterback Tony Romo.

Turbin, a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012, spent three seasons with Seattle as Lynch's primary backup. Although he never recorded a rushing touchdown, Turbin did have two receiving scores. His 354 yards as a rookie in 2012 is a season-high for Turbin, who finished his three years in Seattle with a 4.0 yard rushing average.

With the Browns this year, Turbin played in three games but only rushed for a total of 60 yards.

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