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Bengals outbid Dallas Cowboys in free agency for RB Zack Moss

The Cincinnati Bengals fended off some competition for new running back Zack Moss.

Moss, who will sign a two-year deal with the Bengals and will replace Joe Mixon, had interest from other teams on the market.

According to the Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken, the Dallas Cowboys were in on Moss until “the price extended past their comfort point” on Monday.

That price is a two-year deal worth $8 million that includes $4.525 million in the first year. Those Cowboys lost Tony Pollard, yet found themselves outspent by the Bengals.

For the Bengals, it’s a big win to get an explosive back who excels in pass protection and should form a solid committee with Chase Brown. It’s also again refreshing to see the front office open up the checkbook and get in the ring with other teams while doing a pretty unique two-year structure that secures an upgrade.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire