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Darren McFadden will remain with Cowboys

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In February, running back Darren McFadden said he felt like the Cowboys wanted to bring him back for the 2017 season.

He was right. The Cowboys announced on Thursday that they have re-signed McFadden to a one-year contract.

McFadden missed most of last season while recovering from an elbow injury he suffered while away from the team before training camp. He returned for the final three games of the regular season and ran 24 times for 87 yards.

The Cowboys had Alfred Morris and Lance Dunbar behind Ezekiel Elliott for the rest of the season, but Dunbar has signed with the Rams and there was a report earlier this month that the Cowboys are interested in trading Morris. Nothing’s developed on that front, but Morris may be heading elsewhere one way or another now that McFadden’s definitely coming back.

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14 Responses to “Darren McFadden will remain with Cowboys”
  1. donbat67 says: Mar 16, 2017 2:25 PM

    I guess they need somebody who runs out of bounds .

  2. chrisdmv says: Mar 16, 2017 2:33 PM

    sign AP for cheap just incase Zeke get suspended for perhaps 2 games or maybe 4 and for security since its obvious this kid might go rogue any day now since he have some growing up to do. Have him share the rock with AP and Dmac can continue being that #3 guy.

  3. 'boys4life says: Mar 16, 2017 2:34 PM

    I think some of these one year deals suckered.

  4. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 16, 2017 2:40 PM

    I had sort of forgotten about Alfred Morris. I remember when he and Griffin were the talk of the town in DC. Man, how things have changed.

  5. eatme2259 says: Mar 16, 2017 2:57 PM

    This is good for the Boys, seeing the man child Zeke will be suspended for his latest indiscretion of pulling down that girls top.

  6. gmen5280 says: Mar 16, 2017 2:58 PM

    Let’s see the contract and how much is guaranteed. The draft has some good RB options on day 2 & 3.
    They need to use the money for the defense side of the ball.

  7. silvernblackpride says: Mar 16, 2017 3:01 PM

    McFragile strikes again LOL

  8. winningisabrees says: Mar 16, 2017 3:21 PM

    cool .

  9. mezanine10 says: Mar 16, 2017 3:24 PM

    Has Run DMC fathered 20 kids yet from different women or has he slowed down? He’s was off to such a promising start in college. I thought he was going to eclipse Travis Henry by a mile.

  10. getnakedandrunwild says: Mar 16, 2017 3:26 PM

    Good move with Zeke “Breast Hands” Elliot likely headed to a 2 game suspension for public assault and battery on a local parade bystander. Zeke, you should stayed in the bong shops pal. Less agra.

  11. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 16, 2017 3:44 PM

    DAMN, this guy was picked over Peterson.

    Wow.

  12. babygaga19 says: Mar 16, 2017 4:07 PM

    Smart move by Jerrah with Zeke facing likely suspension for his public assault and battery on a parade watchers breasts which was captured on video (“I am not a smat man”). Cowboys will have to motivate McFaid a little. He really doesnt like to take the field.

  13. cwdonald314 says: Mar 16, 2017 4:18 PM

    McFadden- Got the starting job sewn up with Zeke doing time for his crimes..

  14. genericcommenter says: Mar 16, 2017 5:09 PM

    You could see this coming. They wouldn’t play Morris last year because he does not help in the passing game. When McFadden came off IR they said they preferred his versatility.

    I was thinking maybe they could release Morris and sign Peterson if he were willing to be a backup for a couple million, but Peterson is considered inferior to McFadden as a backup option because Peterson is similar to Alfred Morris at this point.

    I think Peterson only fits with a team that will let him be a “starter” but probably only get 10-15 carries while they rotate in an all-down backup and 3rd down back. And if he takes less than $3 million guaranteed.

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