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    2016 Contract-Year Cowboys: RB Darren McFadden

    was one of the Cowboys' brightest stars this season, as I wrote about previously right here. Playing on the first year of his two-year deal, he totaled 1,089 yards on 239 carries.

    Perhaps the most important number for McFadden though is his number of games, as he saw the field for a full 16 for the second straight year – and the first two times of his career.

    The future of the position in Dallas is still not set in stone, as McFadden will turn 29 this summer. However, let's take a look at what the aging running back must do in 2016 to earn another short contract with the Cowboys.

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    Darren McFadden

    As mentioned, the key for McFadden is his health. The resurgence he saw in 2015, running behind the Cowboys , was even more impressive when you consider that he was the team's primary weapon all season long.

    should be very excited to see the combo of McFadden and under , but McFadden has to stay on the field to maximize this opportunity. Should he see his third straight season of 16 games, while maintaining or exceeding his 2015 average of 4.6 yards per carry, McFadden will likely find himself back in 2016 on a one or two-year deal.

    Entering without this season, the Cowboys can better prepare this at the running back position. I expect them to take a back at some point in the draft, who can immediately see the field and split carries with McFadden to keep him fresh and boost his chances at staying healthy.

    Oh, and rushing for 387 more yards than again might help McFadden as well.

    Lastly, our Ryan Ratty has put up some great reports on this year's backs, which you can read here – 2016 NFL Draft Film Reviews: Running Backs.

     

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    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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    Randy

    You were doing fine until the little dig about Murray….really not necessary Sean.

    Jess Haynie

    I never knew that DeMarco's mother was named "Randy."

    Randy

    C'mon Jess, that's a low blow! Like Denver DB's hitting Gronk!

    Zac Fields

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