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Cowboys Ink McFadden, But Not as Murray Replacement



    Cowboys Ink McFadden, But Not as Murray Replacement
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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 21: Dont'a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots breaks up a pass intended for Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

    As soon as DeMarco Murray made his relationship with the Eagles official on Facebook, Cowboys fans were clamoring trying to decide what they were going to do to replace him and how it definitely wouldn't be with an NFL rushing champ.

    On Friday, they were met with some pretty underwhelming news as the Cowboys announced they'd signed free agent Darren McFadden to a two-year deal worth a reported $6 million with a $200,000 signing bonus. The upfront money is nice and cheap, but the $6 million could be a bit much for McFadden, who's had one decent season in his career and nothing more.

    Before you freak out, McFadden wasn't brought in to be Murray's replacement — that will come via the draft — but as a No. 2 back, who is particularly good at catching the ball out of the backfield.

    Also, there's a small chance this could be a steal considering McFadden's speed and elusiveness (when he's at his best) and the fact that he's never had an offensive line anything like the Cowboys', a quarterback anything like Tony Romo, or a passing game to take focus off him anything like the Cowboys'.

    Chances are, McFadden, who is injury prone, is out by Week 8 of the season and is cut after the 2015 season, and you move on again. But maybe they'll get lucky with this one.