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Cowboys bringing back fullback Tyler Clutts

Tyler Clutts is returning to the Dallas Cowboys. He caught a touchdown in the playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Tyler Clutts is returning to the Dallas Cowboys. He caught a touchdown in the playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. Star-Telegram

Tyler Clutts is returning to the Dallas Cowboys.

The fullback from last season announced on his Twitter that he is “glad to be back” with a photo of the Cowboys logo. To clear a spot on the roster for Clutts, the team cut fullback Jed Collins.

Clutts, 30, joined the Cowboys in the middle of the 2013 season, playing four games. He was active in every game last season and made his most memorable play -- a 1-yard TD catch in the first quarter -- in the playoff loss to the Packers.

The Cowboys primarily use Clutts in goal-line situations, as he helped pave the way on several DeMarco Murray touchdown runs last season.

The Cowboys added fullback depth in March by signing Collins and Ray Agnew. Agnew spent last season with Cleveland, playing in 12 games with nine starts.

Despite the moves, there’s no guarantee the Cowboys will carry a fullback in 2015.

With the departure of Murray in free agency to Philadelphia, the Cowboys have stated they'll go with more of a committee approach at running back.

That means they could carry four running backs -- Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams -- and no fullbacks.

The Cowboys also traded back into the draft earlier this month to take Texas tight end Geoff Swaim in the seventh round. Swaim is known for his blocking abilities, and the Cowboys could use him all over the field in that regard, particularly in goal-line situations.

Drew Davison, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @drewdavison

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