Yeah, but what if the Cowboys signed Darren McFadden to replace DeMarco Murray and he can’t win the job?
After OTAs and last week’s minicamp, it’s a real possibility.
While McFadden was slowed this offseason with various bumps and bruises, both Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar made strong plays to get more touches this season.
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I don’t believe the Cowboys ever planned on McFadden being the replacement for Murray, but I think he was option No. 1. They still want him to be the starter and the guy who gets the bulk of the carries. Bottom line: He wasn’t as good as the two guys behind him during the spring.
Dunbar’s role will likely be the same: A change-of-pace back and third-down specialist. Randle, however, looks like he’ll make a real push for McFadden’s job in Onxnard.
The reality? It make take the Cowboys all three backs combined to replace Murray’s productivity.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.