Cowboys running back Darren McFadden believes he gave coaches, teammates and fans a sneak-peek of what he can do in space when he went for a game-high 37 yards on four carries in Saturday night’s preseason loss to the Vikings.
“That’s a glimpse of what I can do out there if I get a little room to run,” McFadden said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I feel like everybody got a chance to see that. It’s something that I just want to keep building on.”
McFadden’s brief but exciting performance on Saturday night aside, going into the season, he and Joseph Randle will lead a by-committee rushing attack--which is nothing new for McFadden.
“It’s something I’ve done pretty much throughout my career, at school or being with the Raiders,” McFadden said. “It’s one of those deals, it’s the NFL, it’s a long season. You have to be able to have two backs that can go in there and be able to tote it the way you need to tote it.”
McFadden, who ran alongside former Cowboys first round pick Felix Jones at Arkansas, admits that there’s a part of him that wants that starting running back designation, but ultimately, it doesn’t matter much.
“A lot of people are going to put a lot of emphasis on it,” McFadden said. “The competitor in me is going to say I want to be the starting running back. At the end of the day, we’re both going to get carries however they decide to play it out.”