Cowboys running back Darren McFadden came off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list over the weekend and made his training camp debut with the team on Saturday. Apparently, owner and general manager Jerry Jones likes what he’s seen out of the veteran, who came to Dallas as a free agent in March after DeMarco Murray signed with the Eagles.
“McFadden hit that thing for the first time up in there and showed some real stuff, and he sure showed some real burst in a couple of drills where they weren’t just full tackling,” Jones told 105.3-FM “The Fan” on Tuesday, via the Dallas Morning News. “Boy, if we can keep him out there, he’ll tear their you know what up.”
The “if we can keep him out there” is a pretty big caveat, of course. McFadden has gone over 200 carries in just two of his seven seasons in the NFL, and he had never appeared in all 16 games in a season until last year.
Since being signed by the Cowboys, McFadden has dealt with two separate hamstring issues, one that hampered him in offseason workouts, and another that put him on the PUP list to begin camp.