The Darren McFadden era has begun in Dallas. Kind of. Sort of. Not really.
McFadden finally passed a physical on Saturday, more than two weeks into camp. And he was expected to participate in team drills on Saturday. And then, via the Dallas Morning News, he didn’t.
“We’ll be very guarded as to how we bring him along,” owner Jerry Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “The good news is he’s in great shape and they’ve really spent a lot of time working on that aspect of him being ready to go. But we’ll be real careful with it. We’ve got a big investment in time in terms of him getting in football-playing shape, so they’ll move that along [slowly].”
During the Saturday night practice, McFadden and running back Lance Dunbar, who injured an ankle on August 5, worked out on a separate field.
The Cowboys also added camp-body tailbacks Ben Malena and Michael Hill on Saturday. Running backs coach Gary Brown predicted that, with increased competition, the Cowboys will have “some hellified running.”
We’re not quite sure what “hellified running” is, but we’ll assume that it is one of the boxes to check on the path to gloryhole.