Cowboys Growing Frustrated With Darren McFadden, Not Ruling Out Signing A RB

     

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that there’s “frustration” within the Cowboys over the injury absence of Darren McFadden and the effect it’s having on the other running back’s workload.

Sure enough, backup running back Lance Dunbar sustained an ankle injury on Wednesday. However, it’s not believed to be serious at this point in time, according to Todd Archer.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters that they were hoping to come away with a young running back in the draft, but it didn’t work out that way. Jones added that they haven’t ruled out the possibility of signing a running back at some point.

“We would have liked to have added a young running back to that group,” said Jones, per Jon Machota. “The situation didn’t present itself in the draft, so we didn’t get that done. We probably missed out there. … There’s backs out there that I think still have some gas left in their tank, and if we need to go get one, we’ll go get one.”

There are a number of notable free agents back available including: Steven Jackson, BenJarvus Greene Ellis, Ahmad Bradshaw, Knowshon Moreno, Pierre Thomas, Ben Tate, Chris Johnson, and Shonn Greene.

McFadden, 27, signed a two-year, $3 million contract that included a $200,000 signing bonus with the Cowboys back in March. However, he continues to deal with hamstring injuries and has subsequently missed majority of the team’s practices

In 2014, McFadden ran for 534 yards on 155 carries (3.4 YPC) to go along with 36 receptions for 212 yards receiving and two total touchdowns for the Raiders. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 53 running back out of 57 qualifying players.

 

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