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RB Darren McFadden - Dallas Cowboys

6-1, 211Born: 8-27-1987College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 1, pick 4

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 5): McFadden has a few avenues to gain value going into the matchup with the Patriots. He can take over the passing down job for Lance Dunbar, and he can also get more work behind a disappointing Joseph Randle. Of course, McFadden's injury history and Christine Michael loom to shake up this backfield even more.

Week 5: vs New England Patriots

All RB vs NE

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs NYG 10 6 16 0 1 1 19 0 0 3.5
2 at PHI 19 10 31 0 2 2 21 0 0 5.2
3 vs ATL 12 6 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.5
4 at NO 20 10 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.1
5 vs NE PROJ-Dodds * 8 * * 1 * * * *
5 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay * 8 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 4 vs NO (10 / 31 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

In the opening half, Lance Dunbar was receiving more work in relief of starter Joseph Randle ahead of McFadden. Dunbar was injured early in the second half and McFadden saw a significant uptick in playing time. McFadden was a boom-bust runner against New Orleans, getting what was blocked. Dallas' offensive line had an up-and-down performance, shaping McFadden's game the same. The burst and drive from earlier in the season was not present with McFadden's work, making Christine Michael's brief presence on the field for the first time this season all the more interesting to track in the coming weeks.

2015 Week 3 vs ATL (6 / 35 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

McFadden did not see time behind starter Joseph Randle until the second quarter. McFadden rode the wave of the Dallas offensive line's successes early in the game with two chunk gains and a near-touchdown on a red zone carry. McFadden used his speed to get the corner on a goal line touchdown, Dallas' third of the first 25 minutes in the game. Like Randle, Darren McFadden struggled in the second half to find openings in the suddenly stout Atlanta defense as Dallas fell behind and ultimately lost at home.

2015 Week 2 vs PHI (10 / 31 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

McFadden was an afterthought against Philadelphia, seeing two drives worth of work of note. Joseph Randle continues to perform well in the lead role. McFadden's strongest traits are his initial burst and willingness to lower his pads for post-contact yardage. He saw three straight carries in the fourth quarter, churning out a first down as Dallas worked the clock with a confident lead. Outside of an injury to Joseph Randle, McFadden has little hope for an expanded role with Lance Dunbar dominating the passing game work of the running back group.

2015 Week 1 vs NYG (6 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)

McFadden was sparsely used in relief of Joseph Randle on early downs against the Giants. McFadden ran physical with an edge of power Randle cannot match. McFadden used his speed to get the edge on a crossing route reception, moving Dallas into field goal range as his play of note this week.


Latest News

Cowboys | No plans for Dallas to add RB (Tue Oct 6, 10:43 PM) - Despite the loss of Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) for the season, the team does not plan on bringing in another running back, a source said Tuesday, Oct. 6. RB Christine Michael was added and will serve as the No. 3 tailback behind RBs Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden gets 10 touches (Mon Oct 5, 01:07 AM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had 10 carries for 31 yards in the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Cowboys | Christine Michael to see some action? (Thu Oct 1, 07:21 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Christine Michael took repetitions with the first-team offense in practice this week and is being prepared for game-day duty in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints. The Cowboys are trying to find a way to carry four running backs on their active roster including RBs Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar. Michael spend the first few weeks in Dallas learning the offense while on the scout team. Michael brings size and a physical style to the run game that the other backs on the team do not. He could serve as the hammer with the Saints expected to use plenty of eight- and nine-man fronts with QB Brandon Weeden at the helm.

Our View: Michael has a lot to prove after some lackluster chances in Seattle. The pecking order in Dallas' backfield is cloudy, so we wouldn't drop him in the lineup unless you're desperate until we see what he has to offer.
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Cowboys | Darren McFadden finds end zone (Mon Sep 28, 01:06 AM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden carried six times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Our View: All three backs (McFadden, Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar) are going to be used going forward. The team is going to lean on the incredibly talented offensive line.
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