Cowboys waive RB Darren McFadden, report says

Hope Soto
November 27, 2017

The team has made a decision to release kicker Mike Nugent after fellow kicker Dan Bailey returned to the team and proved his health in practice, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News.

The shuffle off of Darren McFadden represents a timely fit for the Dallas Cowboys, who need a defensive-line run-stopper more than they need an unused running back.

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To say the 2017 season hasn't gone according to plan for former Arkansas RB Darren McFadden would be an understatement. He had one carry and lost two yards against the Falcons in Week 10, which was Dallas' first game without Elliott in the lineup. He was inactive for losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers as the Cowboys opted to go with just two tailbacks, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith.

The Cowboys also signed defensive end Datone Jones and promoted running back Trey Williams from the practice squad. On Nov. 15, Elliott withdrew his appeal of the six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy due to domestic violence allegations. The 26th-overall pick in the 2013 draft, Jones played out his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers but did not earn a new deal. San Francisco released him on Tuesday. Now that Dan Bailey's back, Nugent was no longer needed.

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