McFadden Has Yet to Grab the Job and Run With It

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.

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