The Dallas Cowboys must have decided having two seasons of Darren McFadden wasn’t enough, as the team announced it had re-signed the former Arkansas standout Thursday.
McFadden’s new deal is for one season, financial terms of the deal have yet to be announced. To celebrate the good news, the Cowboys official Twitter feed sent out this GIF welcoming McFadden back to the team for another season.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) March 16, 2017
McFadden led the Cowboys in rushing in 2015 but missed the majority of last season due to an injured elbow. The former Razorback lost his grip on the team’s starting running back duties last season after Dallas used the fourth overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft to take former Ohio State star back Ezekiel Elliott.
Considering the Cowboys will have two healthy, capable running backs on the roster heading into next season to help shoulder the load for emerging superstar quarterback Dak Prescott, Dallas should continue to have one of the league’s best offenses in 2017.
In his nine NFL seasons, McFadden has piled up 5,423 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns. His skills at receiver are also valuable, as the running back has 2,114 career receiving yards and five touchdown catches.