Darren McFadden – Dallas Cowboys Starter
Weight: 221 lbs
40 Time: 4.33
College: Arkansas Razorback
Drafted: 1st Round, 4th Pick Overall
Twitter Page: @dmcfadden20
Dallas Cowboys Career
It was inevitable that Darren McFadden would become a Dallas Cowboys starter. Jerry Jones was a member of the 1963 National Champion Arkansas Razorbacks team. Darren McFadden was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy while playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Jerry Jones loved DMac so much coming out of college that he drafted McFadden’s backup, Felix Jones, in the 1st round. There were rumors at the time the Cowboys would trade up to select #20, but those rumors (probably) weren’t serious. Still, all Cowboys fans knew Jerry Jones coveted this player. His subsequent injury history and somewhat lackluster career with the Raiders might have dulled Jerry’s enthusiasm, but it was a no-brainer he would eventually pass through DFW.
When Demarco Murray left town and the team was left with a shoplifter (Joseph Randle) as the starter, it was high time to bring Darren McFadden into the mix. Most fans and media members were skeptical. With Randle facing suspension and not that impressive, anyhow, the media and fans have been calling for McFadden to take over the starting role. Here in Week 8, as the Cowboys prepare for the Seattle Seahawks, an increasingly desperate team has decided to go with the veteran.
As everyone knew they would, somehow and some way.