The Cowboys didn't have the ball enough to give their running backs of a heavy dose of work on Sunday afternoon in Green Bay. And when they did have the ball, they had to pass down the stretch after the Packers turned a tight game into a route in the fourth quarter.
But when Darren McFadden had his hands on the ball, he did a lot with his limited work.
McFadden had just nine carries — that led the team — but he went for 111 yards, including a long of 50 yards. In fact, the bulk of his total came on two long runs.
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The first one set the Cowboys up in first-and-goal but they were unable to capitalize as Matt Cassel threw an interception in the end zone.
The 111-yard game gives McFadden 798 yards on the season with three games to play, meaning a 1,000-yard season is well within reach. Even with the Cowboys' struggles, that would be a big bright spot as no one expected McFadden to rush for 1,000 yards, or any Cowboys back for that matter.
If anyone would've been expected to put up these numbers, it would've been Joseph Randle, but given his court hearings, he has more to worry about right now than running the football for his non-existent team.
McFadden has just one 1,000-yard season in his career, coming in 2010 when he put up 1,157 yards with the Oakland Raiders.