Cowboys activate Darren McFadden two days after loss to the Giants

BY Nunzio Ingrassia • December 14, 2016

The Dallas Cowboys rarely have been in this position this season, licking their wounds after a loss. Two days after the Cowboys fell to the Giants for the second time in 2016, the club activated running back Darren McFadden from the non-football injury list Tuesday.

Dallas cut sixth-round pick Darius Jackson to make room on the roster. McFadden, who led the Cowboys in rushing in 2015, broke his elbow in the offseason. McFadden adds depth to Dallas’ backup running back corps, which includes Alfred Morris and Lance Dunbar.

The Cowboys haven't used their backup rushers much this season. Rookie Ezekiel Elliott is leading the NFL in rushing yards (1,392) and attempts (287) and is tied for second in rushing touchdowns (12). McFadden’s return should lighten his load a little bit.

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