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Cowboys sign running back Turbin, promote cornerback Olatoye from practice squad

Running back Robert Turbin joined the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. The fourth-year pro played previously with Seattle and Cleveland.
Running back Robert Turbin joined the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. The fourth-year pro played previously with Seattle and Cleveland. AP

The Dallas Cowboys signed free agent running back Robert Turbin, the team announced Wednesday.

Turbin, a fourth-year pro from Utah State, was drafted in the fourth round (106th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

He played in all 48 games with three starts in his three seasons with Seattle and rushed 231 times for 928 yards (4.0) and caught 43 passes for 427 yards and two touchdowns. He went to camp with Seattle in 2015, but was released prior to the start of the regular season on Sept. 9. He was claimed by Cleveland the next day, appeared in three games and rushed 18 times for 60 yards.

Also on Wednesday, linebacker Mark Nzeocha was activated from Reserve/NFI and cornerback Deji Olatoye was signed off the team’s practice squad. Dallas added safety Tim Scott and linebacker Keith Smith to its practice squad.

Olatoye came into the league as a rookie free agent out of North Carolina A&T in 2014 with Baltimore and spent time on the Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs practice squad as a rookie. He was released at the end of the Chiefs 2015 training camp, signed with Dallas on Sept. 9 and spent the previous 10 weeks on the Cowboys practice squad.

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