“You know the competitor in me definitely wants to be the No. 1 guy that goes out there," he told KRLD-FM. "But at the same time, it’s like, man, you know we’re going to split carries. So whoever goes out there or goes out there second -- I just know whenever I do get a chance to get the ball in my hands, I’m going to go out there and go 110 percent.”
McFadden has had his share of injury issues, which have kept him from reaching his full potential in the NFL. He already missed some time this preseason due to a hamstring injury, but it appears McFadden is getting back to 100 percent.
“I feel great. Trainers are kind of just easing me back into things, but as far as I how I feel, I feel like I’m ready to get out there and go 100 percent," he said. "You know, they are going to be cautious. Dealing with a hamstring, they can be tricky. But we definitely don’t want to make any rush and delay it further.”
McFadden was also very complimentary of Randle during his interview.
“He’s a very slashy guy," McFadden said. "The one thing that I’ve learned about him since we’ve been out here is he’s a hard worker, and I love to see that in a running back. He’s a guy who can (hit a) home run at any time. He’s not afraid to stick his nose in there and pick up a blitz.”
McFadden opened camp on PUP because of a hamstring injury.
He added that he wanted to test out his strained hamstring again before finalizing a timetable for joining the team.
An ankle injury to fellow running back Lance Dunbar, which was sustained Wednesday, makes the return of McFadden more imperative.
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Both players can be taken off PUP at any time during camp, after they're medically cleared. McClain will have to serve a four-game suspension for substance abuse policy violation, however.
McFadden, who has been injury prone throughout his career, declared he is injury free and ready to take part in the Cowboys' offseason practices.
“I’m 100 percent and ready to go play ball,” McFadden said. “It felt great. We were just taking precautions, they didn’t want me to mess it up or anything crazy. Just being out there today, it felt great. I was out there running, opening up and just trying to do what I can do.”
McFadden says he's ready to take on whatever role the Cowboys present him with. The team is in need of filling the void left behind by last year's league-leading rusher DeMarco Murray.
“Whatever they ask me to do, I feel up to it,” McFadden said. “I’m just going out here and working hard. Whatever it is that they decide they want, that’s how I’m going to roll.”
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