via The Sports Xchange
The Dallas Cowboys activated running back Darren McFadden on Tuesday, hoping the veteran can help the team in its stretch run.
McFadden, 29, rushed for 1,089 yards last season, the fourth-best total in the NFL, and was named the Cowboys’ offensive MVP.
However, he has been out since fracturing his elbow in an off-the-field incident in May.
In the meantime, McFadden has gone from starter to possible trade bait as rookie Ezekiel Elliott has excelled as the Cowboys’ No. 1 running back. Elliott has rushed for an NFL-best 1,392 yards this season and had 107 yards in Monday’s loss to the Giants that dropped Dallas’ record to 11-2.
It’s unclear how McFadden will fit into the rotation at running back, with both Alfred Morris and Lance Dunbar available.
McFadden is in his ninth NFL season, and his best year was 2010, when he ran for 1,157 yards for the Oakland Raiders.
To make room for McFadden, the Cowboys waived running back Darius Jackson, although the Cowboys may sign him to their practice squad if he clears waivers Wednesday. Jackson has been inactive for all 13 games this season.