Darren McFadden is back on the practice field at Valley Ranch for minicamp this week after being limited in the last two weeks of organized team activities with a hamstring issue. His absence from team drills in OTAs was merely a precautionary measure, McFadden says now.
“I’m 100 percent and ready to go play ball,” McFadden said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It felt great. We were just taking precautions, they didn’t want me to mess it up or anything crazy. Just being out there today, it felt great. I was out there running, opening up and just trying to do what I can do.”
Coming in as the only running back brought in in the wake of DeMarco Murray’s departure, McFadden isn’t setting his sights on equaling Murray’s record-breaking 2014 production. Rather, he’s focused on doing the most with whatever opportunity the Cowboys give him.
“For me, I’m not coming in here, trying to replace what DeMarco did last year or anything,” McFadden said. “I’m just coming in here and running the ball. If the coaches decide they want to give me 100 carries or 300 carries, I’m just up for whatever they decide.”