Darren Mcfadden Still Injured
McFadden was signed by the Cowboys in March shortly after Murray, the 2014 NFL leading rusher, joined the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent. McFadden signed a modest two-year deal with the Cowboys in hopes of restarting an awful career from his Oakland Raiders past ridden with injuries and a very disappointing performance after seven seasons, Madden is hitting the same streak of luck in Dallas that he had in Oakland, watching instead of playing from thwarting sustained injuries, McFadden has spent the last two weeks trying to improve the status of his hamstring injury in an effort to assist in the mandatory minicamp next week.
McFadden hopes to do more at minicamp next week, but his goal is to be ready for the start of training camp in late July when he will compete in earnest with Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams for the primary snaps at running back in place of Murray, so far McFadden appears to be on number two ticket for the position on the other hand we have Randle the front-runner for the coveted running back slot, Dunbar is being targeted for a role as the team’s third-down back. Williams, a former second-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals, is also being nagged by injuries as witnessed by his absence of the last two weeks of OTAs because of knee swelling stemming from an offseason cleanup.
If he doesn’t fully take part in next week’s minicamp, McFadden will have five weeks to get healthy for the start of training camp. The Cowboys arrive in Oxnard, California, on July 28 and will have their first practice July 30. He is very thankful to the Cowboys for the opportunity and still believes he can be a big-time back in the NFL.
The Cowboys also signed running Lache Seastrunk to bolster their running back depth for OTAs, minicamp and training camp. Seastrunk was a former sixth-round pick of the Redskins in 2014. He also played in college at Baylor. Head coach Jason Garrett said the Cowboys liked him coming out of college and wanted to bring him in and give him a look, Seastrunk was cut by the Redskins after camp last year, to be caught on with the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans as a practice-squad player before being released by the Titans last month,