Cowboys running back Darren McFadden is confident Tony Romo’s return will help the run game bounce back against the Dolphins on Sunday, a week after he could muster a total of just 32 rushing yards on 17 carries in a 10-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers--the team’s seventh straight loss.
Matt Cassel started that game. Romo will start this one. That can make a big difference.
"A guy like Romo back there behind the center, you can't load the box up because he's the type of guy who's going to get out of the play and get you into the right one anytime you try to load the box up on him," McFadden said, per the Dallas Morning News. "It's crazy, just being out there and seeing the way he works and gets you in different plays and different situations, it's a great thing.
"He's a great veteran quarterback, he goes about his business the right way and does a great job at it."
Behind McFadden, who had gone over 100 yards in two of the last three games before last week, the Cowboys will be featuring a backfield completely different than the one with which they started out the season. Gone are Lance Dunbar, who’s injured, Joseph Randle and Christine Michael. Here are Robert Turbin, Rod Smith and Trey Williams.
"I just know it's part of football," McFadden said. "Guys come and go sometimes. For me, I'm just continuing to prepare the same like I've been doing, just going out there grinding, working hard every day."