They say that we are currently sitting in a seller’s market in the NFL when it comes to the running back position, with very few teams around the league looking to bolster their backfield. However, there were recently rumors that the Dallas Cowboys were losing faith in DeMarco Murray as a starting running back, so they could be looking to add at the position.
Among the available running backs heading in to tomorrow afternoon’s trade deadline are Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams, Detroit Lions back up Mikel Leshoure and former first-round pick Mark Ingram of the New Orleans Saints.
One other guy that has not been mentioned is Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
The Cowboys had some serious interest in McFadden when he was set to enter the NFL Draft out of Arkansas, but they didn’t have the ammunition to trade up and land him early in the first-round.
Instead, Dallas settled for McFadden’s teammate, Felix Jones, which never worked out.
Now that McFadden is on the block and the Cowboys reportedly would like to add at running back, could this be a match made in heaven?
Dallas would need to fiddle around with the salary cap to free up space for McFadden, but if they really want to add talent to the backfield this could be their best option. If they like the idea, they have just around 24 hours to make it happen.
Would you like to see McFadden suiting up with the star on his helmet and what should the Cowboys give up as compensation? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.