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