Cowboys re-sign Darren McFadden and Johnathan Cooper
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed veteran running back Darren McFadden and guard Jonathan Cooper.
McFadden will go into his 10th NFL season as a backup to Ezekiel Elliott, the league’s leading rushing as a rookie last season. Cooper adds depth on the offensive line that lost Ron Leary to Denver in free agency.
The Cowboys made the moves Thursday.
McFadden joined the Cowboys in 2015, when he ran for 1,089 yards. But he played only three games last season because of a broken elbow suffered in the offseason. He was the fourth overall pick by the Raiders during the 2008 draft.
Cooper joined Dallas before the playoffs last season but didn’t play in a divisional loss to Green Bay. He was the seventh overall draft pick in 2013 by Arizona.