Through four games as a Dallas Cowboy, Darren McFadden has 113 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries, as well as three catches for 40 yards--numbers that don’t exactly jump off the page.
The good news is McFadden feels he can do much more than what he’s shown through a month in Dallas.
“You’ve seen glimpses of me here and there,” McFadden told the team’s official website, “but I haven’t gotten a chance to go out there and do everything I feel like I’m capable of doing.”
It sure seems that McFadden will get his chance.
The Cowboys lost running back Lance Dunbar for the season in the loss to the Saints, and that leaves a bunch of opportunities on the table. Before the injury, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan had pretty much turned Dunbar into a runner/receiver hybrid back like he did with Reggie Bush in Detroit--and, once Brandon Weeden took over at quarterback, Dunbar was his security blanket.
However the Cowboys decide they want to use McFadden, the veteran is ready for it.
“For me, it’s however the coaches decide to call it,” McFadden said. “Whenever they call my number, I’m going to be ready--whether it’s the first play of the game or the last play of the game, I’m going to be ready whenever it’s called.”