The Dallas Cowboys have announced their seven inactive players for tonight’s Week One game against the New York Giants. Some were to be expected, but there are a few surprises.
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The stunner on that list is Darren McFadden, who was believed to be the team’s number-two back behind Ezekiel Elliott. However, Alfred Morris has had a strong camp and preseason. With Rod Smith being used on special teams, it was likely that one of the two veterans wouldn’t dress tonight. It is a surprise to see it be McFadden, though, and makes you wonder what his long-term job security is.
Jonathan Cooper being inactive make it clear that Chaz Green will be getting the start at left guard. Byron Bell will serve as the swing tackle and another backup guard option along with Joe Looney.
Some fans will be disappointed by Cooper Rush not dressing, but the Cowboys re-signed Kellen Moore this week for a reason. Rush may be the number-two QB at some point this year, but Dallas clearly thought Week One was just too soon for the rookie.