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Darren McFadden | Running Back | #20

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 222
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (4) / OAK
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Darren McFadden has announced his retirement after 10 years in the NFL.
Waived by the Cowboys two days ago, McFadden went unclaimed on waivers. Even with Ezekiel Elliott suspended since Week 10, 30-year-old McFadden had been unable to get on the field for the Cowboys, getting scratched twice in three games since Zeke's ban took effect. Frankly, McFadden looked done in the preseason. He's apparently come to the same conclusion. It's a quiet end to a career that never quite lived up to expectations but was ultimately solid. The No. 4 overall pick of the 2008 draft after a sensational career at Arkansas, McFadden had 1,000-yard rushing seasons with both the Raiders and Cowboys. Much of McFadden's once-prodigious juice was sapped by early-career injuries. He retires with a career 4.16 YPC and 33 total touchdowns. Tue, Nov 28, 2017 03:41:00 PM

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Cowboys waived Darren McFadden.

It is not a surprise considering McFadden could not crack the game-day roster even with Ezekiel Elliott suspended. With a reasonable salary, McFadden could end up getting claimed, and he should land with another team in the near future even is he slips through waivers. The Cowboys will continue to ride with Alfred Morris and Rod Smith as their top two backs until Zeke returns.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 09:28:00 AM

Darren McFadden is inactive for Week 11 against the Eagles.

He's a healthy scratch. It's not a surprise after McFadden had just one carry last week. Alfred Morris will start, with Rod Smith playing in pass situations.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 07:11:00 PM

Darren McFadden had just one carry in Week 10.

McFadden was active, but played behind Alfred Morris and Rod Smith. He didn’t see his only carry until the fourth quarter. With Ezekiel Elliott suspended, McFadden remains a distant third on the depth chart.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:40:00 PM

Cowboys declared RB Darren McFadden, K Dan Bailey, DB Chidobe Awuzie, WR Noah Brown, LB Justin Durant, OT Byron Bell and TE Blake Jarwin inactive for Week 9 against the Chiefs.

Rumored to now be the Cowboys' No. 4 back, it's possible McFadden will be without a role even once/if Ezekiel Elliott's suspension takes hold.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 03:02:00 PM

Darren McFadden is expected to be a Week 9 inactive.

McFadden will be a healthy scratch with Ezekiel Elliott avoiding suspension for at least one more week. He remains behind Alfred Morris and Rod Smith but could have a role if Elliott misses time.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 03:39:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Jane Slater, Darren McFadden will serve as the Cowboys' No. 3 running back against the Chiefs in Week 9.

McFadden will handle change-of-pace work behind Morris with Rod Smith operating as the Cowboys' primary back on passing downs. The 30-year-old McFadden offers more versatility than Morris but has been a healthy scratch all season. He'll have a role, but perhaps not the one fantasy owners were hoping for.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 02:38:00 PM

Darren McFadden said he feels "fresh" and "like the same guy."

"I've been taking care of my body, doing everything I'd do as if I was playing," McFadden said. "I definitely still have speed to break away, so if you see me in the open field, don't look for me to get caught." McFadden has yet to be active this season, but he is expected to form a committee with Alfred Morris while Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. McFadden will be on the wrong side of that timeshare to start, but this will likely be a fluid situation. He needs to be rostered in all leagues until the backfield shakes out.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 09:40:00 AM

Cowboys declared RB Darren McFadden, TE Blake Jarwin, OL Byron Bell, LB Justin Durant, LB Justin March-Lillard, CB Chidobe Awuzie and K Dan Bailey inactive for Week 8 against the Redskins.

With Ezekiel Elliott's status uncertain beyond Week 8, this could be McFadden's last game as a healthy scratch.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 03:06:00 PM

Ezekiel Elliott has been granted a temporary restraining order for his six-game suspension, and will be available for Week 7.

It means Elliott will start against the 49ers, and neither Darren McFadden nor Alfred Morris will be playable in fantasy. It's possible Elliott will also be available for Week 8 before the next decision is reached in his never-ending appeal. Elliott is seeking a "temporary injunction." It's still possible DMC and Morris both come onto the fantasy scene, and soon, we just don't know when. Again. Tread carefully when making Tuesday evening FAAB/waiver decisions.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 08:00:00 PM

Cowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus expects Darren McFadden to be the lead back with Ezekiel Elliott suspended.

Alfred Morris has been the No. 2 back, but McFadden is a favorite of owner Jerry Jones. McFadden offers more of an Elliott skill set and could move ahead of Morris with Dallas on their bye. Morris should still be the favorite to start if Elliott's suspension holds, but it's far from a lock.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 06:31:00 PM

Cowboys declared RB Darren McFadden, QB Cooper Rush, CB Bene Benwikere, CB Orlando Scandrick, LB Jay Elliot, LB Anthony Hitchens, OG Jonathan Cooper inactive for Week 2 against the Broncos.

McFadden continues to be a non-factor in the backfield after being inactive Week 1 as well.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 03:50:00 PM

Darren McFadden is inactive for Week 1 against the Giants.

It's a surprise after McFadden worked as the Cowboys' No. 2 back all preseason. Alfred Morris will back up Ezekiel Elliott. The rest of Dallas' inactives are QB Cooper Rush, WR Noah Brown, OG Jonathan Cooper.CB Bene Benwikere, LB Anthony Hitchens, and CB Jourdan Lewis.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 07:07:00 PM

Darren McFadden rushed twice for 21 yards in the Cowboys' third preseason game.

The fact that McFadden was only allowed to handle two carries suggests the Cowboys have embraced they won't have Ezekiel Elliott early in the season. Over Dallas' last two preseason games, McFadden turned 11 carries into 80 yards and caught a four-yard pass. He will be an every-week RB1 until Elliott returns.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 10:34:00 PM

Darren McFadden carried nine times for 59 yards with one reception for four yards in Saturday’s preseason game.

McFadden also lost a fumble at the Colts 12-yard line on his final carry that killed the Cowboys second drive. Six of McFadden’s runs went for five or more yards as the Dallas running game steamrolled the Colts' defensive starters on the ground. McFadden came out for just one play after a 14-yard gain while the Dallas starters were on the field. Despite his fumble, McFadden remains the unquestioned lead back while Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. He is a sturdy option in fantasy drafts for the opening six weeks of the season whether you have drafted Elliott or not.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 07:57:00 PM

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