The Dallas Cowboys have a very talented crop of running backs entering the 2016-17 season. Unfortunately, that depth took a bit of a hit for the immediate future.
Last year’s leading rusher, Darren McFadden, fractured his elbow and underwent surgery on Tuesday.
The injury did not happen during practice as head coach Jason Garrett said McFadden injured his elbow in an accident at home. The running back did practice through the pain last week before learning of the full extent of the injury on Monday.
McFadden is back ahead of the start of the regular season and possibly as early as training camp.
#Cowboys RB Darren McFadden suffered a broken elbow in a home accident & will have surgery today. Should be back by the end of training camp
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 14, 2016
Darren McFadden is one of three running backs vying for the starting job this year. Free agent signee Alfred Morris and fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft Ezekiel Elliott are also in the mix.
In 2015, McFadden rushed for over 1,000 for the first time since 2010, while finding the endzone three times. He also caught 40 passes for 328 yards.
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