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Dallas Cowboys Sign Darren McFadden

In an attempt to replace DeMarco Murray and his 392 carries, the Dallas Cowboys have added veteran RB Darren McFadden.  McFadden joins Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar in the Cowboys backfield and his injury history alone will prevent him from from seeing 225 carries, something he has never done in his 7 year career before!  Last season was the first time he played in all 16 games for the Oakland Raiders.  He has missed 4 games each season on average.

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McFadden's best season came in 2010 when he rushed for 1,157 yards, the only 1,000 yard rushing season of his career.  He scored a career high 7 rushing touchdowns that year.  He added 40 receptions and scored 3 receiving TDs that year as well.  He has not averaged 4 yards per carry since the 2011 season.

The Cowboys offensive line is so much better than any O-Line McFadden has ever had in front of him, but it is safe to assume he will have very limited touches, which will keep him from being anything more than a low RB2 and probably even an RB3 most weeks.  However, he is absolutely worth a gamble with a late draft pick, if still available.

Unless the Raiders add a running back via free agency or the draft, Latavius Murray is going to climb fantasy football draft boards as one of the best RB2 you can own!  Roy Helu Jr. is nothing more than a 3rd down RB.