McFadden Expects Cowboys to Draft a Running Back

Darren McFadden was signed to the Cowboys in mid-March after seven years with the Raiders


When Darren McFadden was signed on March 13, the day after DeMarco Murray signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, the assumption was that the Cowboys weren’t done addressing the running back position.

After all, McFadden has only gone for 1,000-plus yards once in seven seasons in the NFL, and that was back in 2010.

Even with the Cowboys’ highly-touted young offensive line leading the way, it doesn’t seem at all realistic to think the team could ride McFadden even close to as much as they rode Murray a year ago.

McFadden himself isn’t having any crises of confidence, as he made clear on Friday when he told NFL Network’s NFL AM that the league still hasn’t seen him at his best, that he’s looking forward to showing the world what he can do as a member of the Cowboys.

But he’s also realistic and, as such, he fully expects the team to draft a running back.

It wouldn't surprise me at all,” McFadden said. “I'm a guy who's been in the league seven, eight years now. A team doesn't want to just put their everything on a guy. ... I feel like they're going to take a running back, and it's not going to be something that changes how I feel about the team. I'm a competitive guy, it'll bring out the best in me.”

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