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Blogging The Boys Mar 23, 2015

Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: First-Round Pick For A Running Back?

Latest Cowboys headlines: Signing big-name free agents doesn't usually help teams win more games; One of many ways how to get out of "salary cap hell"; Does signing Darren McFadden preclude Cowboys from drafting a running back in the first round? Welcome to the offseason, where even the reliably prolific Todd Archer didn't have a new post up yesterday. Which means we'll ring in the new week with assorted odds and ends loosely pertaining to the Dallas Cowboys. Sabin: Signing McFadden doesn't mean Cowboys won't draft RB; losing Murray hurts ability to address needs on D in draft | Dallas...

Cowboys have history of low risks paying off on big talents

IRVING, Texas -- When word came that the Dallas Cowboys signed Darren McFadden on Friday, many wondered why. McFadden hadn’t averaged better than 3.4 yards per carry in the last three seasons. He has played a full season just once. He has just one 1,000-yard season. According to its analytics, numberfire.com called McFadden the worst running back in the NFL the last three seasons. So there’s that. But there’s also McFadden’s pedigree.

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden’s new two-year contract gives him incentive to stay healthy

The breakdown of new Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden’s two-year contract shows that he’ll receive a base salary of $900,000 in 2015 with a $1.15 million salary cap hit, according to spotrac.com. McFadden received a $200,000 signing bonus and …
Blogging The Boys Mar 15, 2015

Cowboys 2015 Free Agents: Five Thoughts On Dallas' Strategy

The running back depth chart, how Cole Beasley affected the DeMarco Murray decision, and more! Free agency is not yet a full week old, and Cowboys fans have already run the gamut of emotion. We've laughed at other teams and been dismayed at our own. Here are some random thoughts on what the Cowboys have done in free agency. 1.  The Running Back Situation: There's been a lot of bad feelings about the Darren McFadden signing. Most of this negativity comes from the mistaken belief that McFadden has been signed as a replacement to DeMarco Murray. But that's not the case. The Cowboys have said...

Cowboys' Darren McFadden believes best is yet to come

IRVING, Texas -- Darren McFadden spent his first night as a Dallas Cowboy attending the Dallas Mavericks’ win against the Los Angeles Clippers. It’s safe to say he might have been recognized just a little bit more than had he not signed with the Cowboys earlier in the day. “I was a Dallas fan all my life, so being able to come here and put the star on my helmet, I’m just looking forward to it,” McFadden said. “I can’t wait to get on out the field and get going.

Darren McFadden: ‘I don’t feel like people have seen the best of me in the NFL’

Darren McFadden’s agent had been in contact with the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week, waiting to see what happened with DeMarco Murray. When Murray signed with Philadelphia on Thursday, McFadden joining the Cowboys become a serious possibility. McFadden signed his …
Blogging The Boys Mar 13, 2015

Dallas Cowboys Free Agency 2015: A Look At Newly-Acquired Darren McFadden

The Cowboys lost DeMarco Murray, but it didn't take them long to find a veteran presence for their backfield. Darren McFadden signed a two-year deal worth up to $5.8 million with a $200,000 signing bonus. Let's take an inside look at the Cowboys newest running back. Darren McFadden is an Arkansas boy through and through. He went to high school in Little Rock where he was three-sport star in football, baseball, and track. In his senior year, McFadden was Parade Magazine's All-American High School player as well as the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Player of the Year. McFadden would also win...

Base value of McFadden deal is $3 million

IRVING, Texas – If Darren McFadden does something that has never been done in Dallas Cowboys’ history he will make $5.85 million over the next two seasons. If he fails to rush for 1,000 yards in either season, the base value of the contract is $3 million. McFadden received a $200,000 signing bonus and will receive a $900,000 base salary in 2015 for a $1.15 million cap figure. He earns $9,375 for every game he is on the 46-man roster.

Joining Dallas Cowboys is ‘fresh start’ for Darren McFadden

The most notable recent addition to the Dallas Cowboys roster was at Valley Ranch on Friday to sign his new two-year deal. Former Raiders running back Darren McFadden posed for pictures with Jerry Jones after signing his contract in the …

Why the Dallas Cowboys are giving RB Darren McFadden a shot

Darren McFadden may never again be the player he was at Arkansas. But what if he is? The Cowboys figured it was worth finding out when they agreed to a two-year deal with the 27-year-old running back that could be …

RB Darren McFadden agrees to terms with Dallas

The seven year career of Darren McFadden will officially come to an end Friday when he signs with the Dallas Cowboys, pending a physical. The deal was reported by several outlets, including the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. McFadden was the Raiders… Continue Reading →
Bleeding Green Nation Mar 13, 2015

Darren McFadden signed by Cowboys to replace DeMarco Murray

For more news and rumors on the Eagles free agent moves, check out our Eagles 2015 free agency rumor tracker. According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Cowboys have a new running back: former first round pick Darren McFadden. The Cowboys were in need of a new running back after Dallas lost 2014 NFL leading rush DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. McFadden, who will turn 28 in August, hasn't quite lived up to the hype of his status as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He's only played in all 16 games just once in his seven-year...
Blogging The Boys Mar 13, 2015

Cowboys 2015 Free Agents: Darren McFadden Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Dallas

The Cowboys make their move for a running back. With DeMarco Murray freshly out the door and in Philadelphia, the Dallas Cowboys have made their move for at least a partial replacement. Veteran running back Darren McFadden has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys. Cowboys agree to two-year deal with Darren McFadden pending a physical. — Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) March 13, 2015 McFadden, of course, is a famous first-round pick for the Oakland Raiders. He was drafted number four in 2008 out of Arkansas. He spent his whole career with the Raiders, but never quite lived up to...

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