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Cowboys Activate McFadden, But Role Behind Elliott Uncertain



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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Darren McFadden #20 of the Dallas Cowboys scores a touchdown as Robert Alford #23 of the Atlanta Falcons defends in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    The Dallas Cowboys activated running back Darren McFadden from the non-football injury list Tuesday and waived rookie Darius Jackson, a sixth-round draft pick.

    McFadden was the team's leading rusher last season but broke his elbow in a household accident during the offseason. That was after the Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick. Elliott is now the NFL's leading rusher.

    The 29-year-old McFadden returned to practice last month, but the Cowboys waited until they had to make a move to add him to the 53-man roster. Coach Jason Garrett hasn't said how he might fit into a rotation that includes backup Alfred Morris and change-of-pace back Lance Dunbar.

    Jackson had been inactive for all 13 games in his first season out of Eastern Michigan.

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