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Aug 12, 2017
Rotoworld
Darren McFadden rushed six times for 28 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, adding a five-yard reception.
Aug 11, 2017
numberFire
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is expected to be suspended for around six games, per NFL Network's Jane Slater. What It Means: Elliott's suspension is expected to come today, so we won't likely have to wait too much longer with speculation. Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris would both stand to see significantly increased workloads for as long as Elliott is out. Not accounting for the suspension, numberFire's models project Elliott for 1457 yards and 12 touchdowns on 305 carries as well as 473 yards and 2 touchdowns on 50 receptions, making him our third-ranked...
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Cowboys won’t alter the playbook for Dak Prescott during Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension

Cowboys won’t alter the playbook for Dak Prescott during Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension

The Cowboys know they have a weapon in the run game in Dak Prescott, but it will be more for show. The Dallas Cowboys know they will lose something from their offense whenever Ezekiel Elliott ends up serving his suspension, but just how they make up for that is in the details. The Cowboys run game is an essential part of their game strategy, not just on offense, but an effective run game also benefits a suspect defense. The obvious answer is to turn to their talented stable of backup running backs to pick up the slack. "We have great running backs," Prescott said. "Darren McFadden, Alfred...
Will Ronnie Hillman make Cowboys' roster now that Ezekiel Elliott is suspended?

Will Ronnie Hillman make Cowboys' roster now that Ezekiel Elliott is suspended?

Brandon George, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights:Question: Is Ronnie Hillman going to make the 53-man roster?George: Probably not. His chances increased with the Ezekiel Elliott suspension. If the Cowboys go with three RBs right now, it's likely Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith. With Zeke suspended the first 6 games, perhaps the Cowboys go deep at running back and keep Hillman for those first 6 games until Zeke returns.Question: Is it a foregone conclusion that...
Key to Cowboys' rushing attack without Ezekiel Elliott could have nothing to do with backup RBs

Key to Cowboys' rushing attack without Ezekiel Elliott could have nothing to do with backup RBs

SportsDayDFW "Ballzy" podcast hosts Evan Grant, Barry Horn and The Ticket's Sean Bass are joined by Cowboys insider David Moore to talk the fallout of the Ezekiel Elliott suspension. Here are some of the highlights:Don't miss an episode:Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesOr if you're on an Android device through RSSFind the Podcast on Stitcher hereCan't see the podcast? Tap/click here.On the state of the Cowboys' rushing attack without Zeke...Moore: Their run game with Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris, I think they will be efficient. I think they'll be able to retain their run-first identity,...
A 'faster, more explosive' Alfred Morris has shown up at Cowboys training camp -- just in time, perhaps

A 'faster, more explosive' Alfred Morris has shown up at Cowboys training camp -- just in time, perhaps

OXNARD, Calif. -- Veteran running back Alfred Morris said the Cowboys addressed the "elephant in the room" and have moved on.That elephant is the six-game suspension for star running back Ezekiel Elliott to start the season that leaves the Cowboys looking for a way to replace the league's leading rusher from 2016.Part of the replacement plan will fall to Morris, who had been fighting for a roster spot before Elliott's suspension was announced because of the emergence in training camp of running back Rod Smith.Veteran Darren McFadden is expected to start in place of Elliott while he's out, but...
Cowboys say it's business as usual, but is the running game ready for life without Ezekiel Elliott?

Cowboys say it's business as usual, but is the running game ready for life without Ezekiel Elliott?

OXNARD, Calif. - It's a plan the Cowboys say they are prepared for but never wanted to employ - an offense without Ezekiel Elliott.It's also a reality after the NFL suspended the star running back Friday for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The team can't wait for the appeals process to unfold. Scheming is underway for a significant stretch without Zeke.All eyes turn to running backs Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith. Yes, Dak Prescott and the passing game and entire offense will also have to take on more in Elliott's absence."We talked to our football...

‘Shocked’ Cowboys ready for life without Ezekiel Elliott

Most within the Dallas Cowboys organization didn’t see a six-game suspension coming for Ezekiel Elliott. “For us, it’s very shocking,” running back Darren McFadden said. “We didn’t know what was …

Darren McFadden ready to carry to the load for Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden is two years older than he was in 2015 when he rushed for 1,089 yards and showed the world there was a little burst …
Rotoworld Aug 12, 2017

Darren McFadden totals 33 yards versus Rams - Darren McFadden (RB) Dallas Cowboys

Darren McFadden rushed six times for 28 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, adding a five-yard reception.
Elliott situation puts onus on Cowboys' backup RBs; 'we like the running backs on this team,' Stephen Jones says

Elliott situation puts onus on Cowboys' backup RBs; 'we like the running backs on this team,' Stephen Jones says

LOS ANGELES -- Veteran Darren McFadden started Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Rams at running back for the Cowboys.The performance of McFadden and fellow running backs Alfred Morris, Rod Smith and Ronnie Hillman will be hyper-analyzed for the remainder of the preseason. Their roles are heightened with Elliott suspended for the first six games of the season, pending appeal, for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy."Obviously we knew that this was something that could happen," executive vice president Stephen Jones said in a pregame interview on KRLD-FM (105.3 The Fan)....
Inside The Star Aug 11, 2017

Fantasy Football Implications of Ezekiel Elliott’s Suspension

Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended by the NFL for 6 games for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. This will leave a void in the backfield for the Dallas Cowboys and on many fantasy football rosters around the world. As it is with the real league, it’s a next man up philosophy in the world of fantasy football as well. At the moment, that next man up is Darren McFadden. Just two years ago, with Dallas still clinging to playoff hopes in the wake of Tony Romo’s injury, McFadden rushed for more than 1,000 yards. He finished fifth in the NFL that season despite not seeing more...
Broncos Wire Aug 11, 2017
2 handcuff running backs that will start season hot in fantasy football

2 handcuff running backs that will start season hot in fantasy football

News broke on Friday morning that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for the first six weeks of the season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. That’s terrible news for fantasy football owners that have already had their drafts for the 2017 NFL season. Elliott is expected to appeal the NFL’s ruling, but even a slightly reduced suspension would be a big blow to his fantasy value this year. If you selected Elliott in your fantasy draft, hopefully you were able to also grab Darren McFadden in the later rounds. McFadden is No. 2 on the Cowboys’...

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Ezekiel Elliott suspended six games by NFL

The NFL has suspended Ezekiel Elliott six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. There is an appeal pending, but Elliot's Fantasy value is now on the decline, while Darren McFadden is on the rise.
numberFire Aug 11, 2017

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott suspended by NFL for first 6 weeks of season

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for the first six weeks of the season, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. What It Means: Elliott has three days to file an appeal, which he is expected to do. Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris figure to split the workload in the Cowboys' backfield while Elliott is suspended. This is obviously a huge blow to Prior to suspension, numberFire's models project Elliott for 1457 yards and 12 touchdowns on 305 carries as well as 473 yards and 2 touchdowns on 50 receptions, making him our third-ranked fantasy running...
numberFire Aug 11, 2017

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott suspended by NFL for 6 games

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for the first six weeks of the season, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. What It Means: Elliott has three days to file an appeal, which he is expected to do. Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris figure to split the workload in the Cowboys' backfield while Elliott is suspended. This is obviously a huge blow to his fantasy value with drafts approaching. Prior to suspension, numberFire's models projected Elliott for 1,456.6 yards and 11.7 touchdowns on 304.9 carries with 472.8 yards and 2.10 touchdowns on 50.2 receptions,...
numberFire Aug 11, 2017

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliot's suspension expected to be around 6 games

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is expected to be suspended for around six games, per NFL Network's Jane Slater. What It Means: Elliott's suspension is expected to come today, so we won't likely have to wait too much longer with speculation. Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris would both stand to see significantly increased workloads for as long as Elliott is out. Not accounting for the suspension, numberFire's models project Elliott for 1457 yards and 12 touchdowns on 305 carries as well as 473 yards and 2 touchdowns on 50 receptions, making him our third-ranked...

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