The Dallas Cowboys are continuing to maintain their own, re-signing their 2015 leading rusher RB Darren McFadden to a one year deal.
McFadden missed most of the 2016 season due to an offseason injury, but was effective when available at the end of the year, both in the running and returning games. Considering the re-activation of McFadden cost Cowboys Twitter their beloved Darius Jackson, it is certainly good to see the Cowboys keep him around for another year.
The Cowboys have re-signed RB Darren McFadden to a 1-year deal.
This news comes just hours after we learned about the departure of former third-down/pass game running back Lance Dunbar to the Los Angeles Rams.
It is now also fair to question the future of running back Alfred Morris as well. Originally thought of as the perfect fit for the Cowboys zone blocking scheme, Morris just couldn’t re-gain his old self in 2016. Morris was even a healthy-scratch for the Cowboys Divisional Playoff game against the Green Bay Packers.
Once healthy, Darren McFadden was a clear upgrade over both Morris and Dunbar, and a solid number two running back to spell Ezekiel Elliott.
It will certainly be good to have Darren McFadden back for the 2017 season.