Cowboys Re-Sign Darren McFadden

The Cowboys have re-signed running back Darren McFadden, according to the team website. The veteran received a one-year deal. Darren McFadden (Vertical)

Unfortunately, McFadden lost much of the 2016 season to injury. After rushing for 1,000+ yards in 2015, the veteran appeared in only four regular season games for Dallas. If healthy, the former No. 4 overall pick can be a fine reserve for the Cowboys.

Heading into free agency, I had McFadden ranked as the sixth-best tailback on the market behind Eddie Lacy, Adrian Peterson, LeGarrette Blount, Latavius Murray, and Jamaal Charles.

The Cowboys saw one reserve running back skip town today when Lance Dunbar signed with the Rams. They’ve retained McFadden, however, giving them a strong RB depth chart headlined by Ezekiel Elliott. McFadden and Alfred Morris will duke it out for carries behind the young superstar. The Cowboys will continue to have three running backs who at one point or another were among the league’s elite. On the other hand, Morris might not last in Dallas. There were rumblings earlier this month that Dallas would shop him.

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  1. CursedRangers

    3 running backs and no corner backs.

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    • MGC1987

      They’ve got Nolan Carroll, Leon McFadden, Jeremiah McKinnon, Orlando Scandrick, Sammy Seamster and Anthony Brown

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      • GeauxRangers

        People need to chill about all the free agents leaving. Will McClay has proven that he can throw a team together with under the radar FA signings and killing it the draft. Have a little faith in him and be glad that he isn’t going to let Jerry hand out anymore Brandon Carr contracts to overhyped/overpaid free agents.

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