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Leon McFadden

23
CB
Height: 
5-10

Weight:

190

Age

26
San Diego State
4 Years Pro

2016 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

11/05/16: Activated from the Cowboys practice squad.

09/03/16:    Released by the N.Y. Giants and signed to Dallas’ practice squad (10/24).

10/21/15: Signed to the N.Y. Giants active roster, released (12/5) and signed to their practice squad (12/8).

Biography

The Dallas Cowboys signed Leon McFadden off their practice squad after injuries to key players in their sec- ondary in 2016. McFadden was originally a third round draft pick (68th overall) of the Cleveland Browns in 2013 and played in 16 games with the team in his rookie season as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor. He spent the next two seasons on the 49ers and Giants, playing in a combined nine games. He was cut by the Giants at the conclusion of training camp in 2016 and was out of football until signing to the Cowboys practice squad. McFadden has played in 34 games with two starts in his three-year career, recording 26 tackles, 13 special teams tackles and two pass breakups. A quick and rangy defender at the corner position, McFadden possesses the traits needed to be solid contributor in the back half of the Cowboys defense.

 

2016 (N.Y. Giants/Dallas):

  • Was released by the N.Y. Giants at the end of training camp and signed to Dallas’ practice squad on Oct. 24.
  • Activated on Nov. 5 and played in nine games, finishing with five tackles and four special teams stops.
  • Made his Cowboys debut on special teams at Cleveland (11/6), finishing with one stop, and had his first defen- sive tackle at Pittsburgh (11/13).

2015 (San Francisco/Arizona/N.Y. Giants):

  • Went to camp with San Francisco, was released at the end and signed to Arizona’s practice squad.
  • Signed by the N.Y. Giants off the Cardinals practice squad (10/21) and played in two games for the Giants, recording one special teams tackle..
  • Made his lone tackle of the season on special teams at New Orleans (11/1).

2014 (Cleveland/N.Y. Jets/San Francisco):

  • Played in seven games for San Francisco after being released by Cleveland and the N.Y. Jets. Finished with five tackles on defense, and two special teams tackles.
  • Returned to camp with Cleveland but was waived at the end.
  • Acquired by the N.Y. Jets (8/31) but was released (9/11).
  • Signed to San Francisco’s practice squad (9/15) and activated on Nov. 11.
  • Made a season-high two tackles in the season finale against Arizona (12/28).

2013 (Cleveland):

  • Played in all 16 games with two starts for the Browns and contributed 16 tackles and a pass defensed as a reserve defensive back, plus six special teams tackles.
  • Had a career-high seven tackles at New England (12/8).
  • Started for the first time against Chicago (12/15) and had one solo tackle.
  • Started at cornerback at Pittsburgh (12/29) and tallied five tackles.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 51 games with 45 starts at San Diego State from 2010-12 and registered 188 tackles, eight intercep- tions, a school-record 39 passes defensed, three sacks, and a forced fumble, returning two interceptions for touchdowns.
  • Is the fifth player in school history to be named first-team All-Mountain West three times.

PERSONAL:

  • Played football and baseball, and ran track at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif.
  • Was selected to the Trinity League first-team defense after recording 48 tackles and four picks on defense and catching 32 passes for an average of 16.3 yards-per-catch, including seven touchdowns, as a senior in 2008.
  • Majored in public administration at San Diego State.
  • Father, Leon Sr., played nine seasons of professional baseball, including 62 games for the Houston Astros from 1968-70.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2017 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • 2017 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016DAL908620-0-----0-
2015NYG201100-0-----0-
2014NYJ000------------
2014SF706510-1-----0-
2013CLE162191360-1-----0-
TOTAL342590020---000

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@PHIL 13-274220-0-----0-
16DETW 42-210------------
15TBW 26-201100-0-----0-
14@NYGL 7-100------------
13@MINW 17-151100-0-----0-
12WASW 31-260------------
11BALW 27-170------------
10@PITW 35-301100-0-----0-
9@CLEW 35-101100-0-----0-
8PHIW 29-23
6@GBW 30-16
5CINW 28-14
4@SFW 24-17
3CHIW 31-17
2@WASW 27-23
1NYGL 19-20

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016DAL98620-0-----
2015NYG21100-0-----
2014NYJ00----------
2014SF76510-1-----
2013CLE16191360-1-----
TOTAL 3434259002000-0

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016DAL9---------
2015NYG2---------
2014NYJ0---------
2014SF7---------
2013CLE16155500000
TOTAL 34155500000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
008/03/2017ARIW 18-20101100-0-----0-
108/12/2017@LAL 10-13100------------
208/19/2017INDW 19-24102020-0-----0-
308/26/2017OAKW 20-24000------------
TOTAL 303120-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Baltimore Ravens10----------
Cleveland Browns11100-0-----
Detroit Lions10----------
Minnesota Vikings11100-0-----
New York Giants10----------
Philadelphia Eagles14220-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers11100-0-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers11100-0-----
Washington Redskins10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division64400-0-----
vs AFC Teams32200-0-----
vs NFC Teams66420-0-----
vs Own Division34220-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December42200-0-----
January14220-0-----
November42200-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium41100-0-----
FirstEnergy Stadium11100-0-----
Heinz Field11100-0-----
Lincoln Financial Field14220-0-----
MetLife Stadium10----------
U.S. Bank Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses24220-0-----
Wins74400-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)21100-0-----
Sundays67520-0-----
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