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Robert Turbin | Running Back

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 222
College: Utah State
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Running as Darren McFadden's clear backup, Robert Turbin had seven carries for 35 yards in Dallas' Week 11 win over the Dolphins.
He added a three-yard reception. With McFadden nursing a groin injury, it was Turbin — not "Rod Smith" or "Trey Williams" — who was the Cowboys' No. 2 back. With DMC proving he was just fine after tweaking his groin in Wednesday's practice, Turbin has no standalone value for Week 12, but can safely be considered DMC's handcuff. Nov 22 - 5:24 PM

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Robert Turbin is expected to be active for Sunday's Week 11 game against the Dolphins.

Signed just two days ago, Turbin reportedly crammed enough information late in the week that he'll be ready if called upon. Although Rod Smith and Trey Williams have been with the organization longer, Turbin is probably the favorite to emerge as Dallas' No. 2 back behind Darren McFadden down the stretch.
Nov 20 - 2:31 PM

Cowboys signed RB Robert Turbin, formerly of the Browns.

Turbin suffered a high-ankle sprain over the summer with the Seahawks and was waived with an injury settlement. The Browns claimed him and stashed him on the roster until he was healthy Week 6. Turbin rushed 18 times for a meager 60 yards (3.3 YPC) in Cleveland before getting cut last week. In Dallas, he's the third ex-Seahawks running back and will slide in as the No. 3 back.
Nov 18 - 9:14 AM

Browns waived RB Robert Turbin.

Turbin had lofty, 1,000-yard expectations earlier this season, but his stint with the Browns lasted all of four games. The Browns will move forward with Isaiah Crowell as the early-down back with Duke Johnson in a passing-down role. OL Darrian Miller was promoted off the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Nov 10 - 10:53 AM

Robert Turbin didn't play a snap in the Browns' Week 9 loss to the Bengals.

He’s still in coach Mike Pettine’s doghouse after fumbling twice against the Cardinals last week. Turbin belongs on the waiver wire.
Nov 6 - 12:35 AM

Robert Turbin rushed three times for three yards in the Browns' Week 8 loss to the Cardinals.

It was a nightmare day for Turbin. He fumbled twice and lost one of them late in the fourth quarter with the Browns driving at the Cardinals' 38-yard line down by 14 points. Since returning from his high-ankle sprain, Turbin has proven to be a JAG and not worth many carries. He and Isaiah Crowell have provided nothing in weeks. Turbin can be left on waiver wires.
Nov 1 - 5:42 PM

Robert Turbin rushed five times for 30 yards and caught both of his targets for eight yards in the Browns' Week 7 loss to the Rams.

As was the case last week, the Browns divvied up touches pretty evenly between Turbin, Duke Johnson, and Isaiah Crowell. Turbin touched it seven times, Johnson 13, and Crowell eight. Turbin led the team in rushing. Aside from Johnson because of his pass-game involvement, this is a backfield to avoid.
Oct 25 - 4:11 PM

Browns RB Robert Turbin said his ankle felt fine following his first game action of the season.

"Came through OK," Turbin said. "It’s sore right now, but I guess it’s supposed to be." Turbin played 10 fewer snaps than Isaiah Crowell, but he seemed to cut into the sophomore back's workload as the game wore on. If his ankle holds up, Turbin appears to have a real shot to overtake Crowell on the depth chart. He is worth an add in deeper leagues.
Oct 19 - 9:56 AM

Robert Turbin rushed 10 times for 27 yards in the Browns' Week 6 loss to the Broncos.

It was Turbin's debut with the Browns after they claimed him off waivers from the Seahawks just before the season when he suffered a high-ankle sprain. Turbin didn't play his first snaps until the second quarter, but quickly siphoned work from early-down back Isaiah Crowell. The coaches seem to want Turbin to overtake Crowell. Turbin is worth monitoring in 12- and 14-team standard leagues.
Oct 18 - 6:27 PM

Browns RB Robert Turbin is expected to play only 10-12 snaps on Sunday.

Isaiah Crowell is active and should play in the 20s. Duke Johnson should be in the 30s. On just 10-12 snaps, Turbin wouldn't figure to see more than eight touches, and that would be a very aggressive prediction.
Oct 18 - 11:55 AM

Robert Turbin (questionable, ankle) said he feels like the Browns are "going to be my team."

"I'm aiming for 1,000 yards," Turbin said. Turbin's confidence is a little over the top, but the reality is his competition is an underwhelming and mistake-prone Isaiah Crowell, who also is questionable for Week 6 with a toe injury. Turbin would share backfield duties with Duke Johnson if Crowell is forced to sit, and he may force his way into that role even if Crowell stays healthy.
Oct 17 - 11:02 AM

Robert Turbin (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Turbin is expected to make his Browns debut after sitting out the first five games. With Isaiah Crowell (toe) questionable, he could have a short-yardage role. Turbin averaged 4.0 YPC in three seasons with Seattle.
Oct 16 - 5:38 PM

Robert Turbin (ankle) is expected to make his 2015 debut against the Broncos.

Turbin said the same thing last week, but ended up sitting. If he's a go vs. Denver, he'll be a distant No. 3 behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson.
Oct 15 - 4:42 PM

Robert Turbin (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Turbin has a chance to return this week, but will likely need to get in at least one full practice. With Isaiah Crowell averaging 3.9 YPC, Turbin could push for work on early downs when active.
Oct 14 - 5:00 PM

Robert Turbin (ankle) said he will not be active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Turbin is coming off a high-ankle sprain and will need at least one more week of practice before he's game-ready. Duke Johnson and Isaiah Crowell will split carries again Sunday at Baltimore.
Oct 9 - 2:38 PM

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QB1Tony Romo
2Matt Cassel
RB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
3Robert Turbin
4Trey Williams
GLB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
3RB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Devin Street
WR21Terrance Williams
2Lucky Whitehead
3Brice Butler
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
4Geoff Swaim
LT1Tyron Smith
2Charles Brown
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Mackenzy Bernadeau
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
K1Dan Bailey