Running back Darren McFadden will take the reins in the running game for the Dallas Cowboys after DeMarco Murray. He has signed a two-year contract worth up to $5.85 million.
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This likely leaves Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson out of the equation after rumors floated around that he would be traded to the Cowboys.
Murray signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Like Murray, McFadden has been an injury risk throughout his career, as he has been unable to play all 16 games in a season – aside from last campaign.
However, this was in a limited role as he shared carries and eventually lost the majority of them to Latavius Murray.
McFadden will have the privilege of playing behind the Cowboys offensive line, which produced three Pro Bowl starters in left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick, and right guard Zack Martin.
Despite his injury history, McFadden has shown potential as a franchise running back, as he ran for 1,154 yards and made seven touchdowns in 2010. He was also an early MVP candidate in 2011 before suffering a season-ending foot injury.