Darren McFadden To Start At RB For Cowboys

Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden has earned the starting running back position for the Dallas Cowboys in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

With Joseph Randle out with a oblique strain, McFadden ran for 152 yards and a touchdown in last week's loss to the New York Giants, essentially stealing the job, which was previously handled by their entire RB roster with Randle getting the most carries.

"We use our eyes to evaluate them," coach Jason Garrett said. "We don't use our ears. We use our eyes. We've given these guys chances. Are they taking advantage of it; are they warranting more opportunity? That's what we tried to do. When someone really grabs hold and says, 'Hey, I want to be the guy,' we're going to give him more chances. We'll do that at the running back position, but really we do that at every position on our team."

McFadden's performance on Sunday was his first 100-yard game since 2013, his most carries in a game since 2012 and his most yards in a game since 2011.

On Sunday, we'll see if he can continue the run.