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Cowboys' Darren McFadden: Says he's ready to play
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

McFadden says he's ready to play after recovering from offseason elbow surgery, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. "Elbow is feeling great," McFadden said. "Just sitting back and waiting for my time to get back on the field. It's pretty much up to the coaches. I'm ready to go, so it's just based off their decision."

He's eligible to come off the NFI list this week, but with the Cowboys on bye in Week 7 they will be in no rush to try and find room for McFadden on the 53-man roster. Ezekiel Elliott's tremendous start means that the veteran would be a depth player at best anyway in Dallas, but with backfield injuries starting to pile up around the league, McFadden's best chance to see significant action this season might come via trade.

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Cowboys' Darren McFadden: May not have role when ready to return
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McFadden (elbow) may not have a role in the Dallas offense when he is ready to return, reports.

McFadden can't return any earlier than Week 8. Even if he's ready at that point, there's no clear role for him in the Dallas offense. Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris have both been effective, and Lance Dunbar (knee) has done solid work on passing downs. Dunbar's injury could linger, which might open up some passing-down work for McFadden. However, the 29-year-old said he may never regain full extension of his injured arm, raising questions about his ability to contribute as a receiver. Furthermore, Elliott is a perfectly capable pass catcher in his own right and was likely drafted with the expectation that he'll be a big part of the passing game at some point in his career. If McFadden doesn't have a role in the offense, it would be tough to justify keeping him on the roster, as he's unlikely to contribute on special teams. The Cowboys might therefore consider a trade, but it's hard to imagine they'd get much, if anything, in exchange for an aging running back coming off a major injury. There are very few fantasy leagues in which it makes sense to own McFadden.

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Cowboys' Darren McFadden: May never regain full motion in elbow
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McFadden (elbow) said he may never regain the ability to fully extend his right arm, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Officially ruled out for at least the first six weeks of the season, McFadden still hasn't practiced since fracturing his elbow in early June. Even if doesn't regain the ability to fully extend his arm, McFadden should be available by mid-season. It does seem quite possible that McFadden's injury could have a long-term impact on his ability to contribute in the passing game, but the Cowboys already have a pair of capable receiving backs in Ezekiel Elliott and Lance Dunbar (knee). As for early downs, Alfred Morris is expected to serve as Elliott's top backup.

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Cowboys' Darren McFadden: Placed on NFI list
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The Cowboys placed McFadden (elbow) on the reserve/non-football injury list, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Despite his recent statement that he's ready to practice, McFadden will be unavailable for the first six games of the season as he continues his recovery from a fractured elbow. Once drills are on the docket, he'll be on course for a return after the Cowboys complete their bye (Week 8), but the rushing attack will instead be headed by 2016 first-round pick Ezekiel Elliott.

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Cowboys' Darren McFadden: Feels ready to return to practice
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McFadden (elbow) feels ready to return to practice, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. "Oh, yeah, definitely," McFadden said Thursday. "It's one of those things I'm working with the trainers. They have me on the right track, keep me going."

He's missed all of training camp and the preseason as he recovers from elbow surgery, but McFadden is finally ready to begin getting back into game shape. Whether he gets back onto the field with the Cowboys is another question though, as Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris are locked into the top two spots on the depth chart, Lance Dunbar will resume his pass-catching specialist role after last year's knee injury, and sixth round pick Darius Jackson has looked good when given the opportunity during preseason action. There simply may be no room for McFadden on the roster.

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