NFL News : Seahawks GM has 'always kicked himself' for letting this Cowboy get away

Seahawks GM has 'always kicked himself' for letting this Cowboy get away

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The Seattle Seahawks let a certain running back from Ohio State go, and Dallas jumped all over him. 

John Schneider has never let it go since.

And no, it's not that Ohio State running back, but rather backup Rod Smith, the brother of Jaylon.

Per the Dallas Morning News, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Schneider, the team's general manager, "has always kicked himself" for letting Smith get away "because we liked him a lot."

Smith started his NFL career as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Seahawks in 2015.

The former Ohio State running back was claimed off waivers by the Cowboys later that year.

While Ezekiel Elliott was serving his six-game suspension, Smith carried 43 times for 153 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught 14 passes for 156 yards, which included an 81-yard touchdown.

Veteran running back Alfred Morris served as Elliott's backup the previous two seasons, however, he's set to become an unrestricted free agent, meaning Smith could step into the backup role heading into 2018.

"I feel like I've been doing a pretty good job on special teams since I came into the league," Smith said. "This year definitely getting an opportunity to show what I can do as a running back and as far as being in the offense.

"For me, it was just a good feeling to be able to finally do it [in a game]. I'd do it in practice and my teammates know, but this year to actually be able to finally go out there and do it is definitely a tremendous feeling."

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Source: Dallas News · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency