FRISCO, Texas – On the same day running back Lance Dunbar left for the L.A. Rams, the Cowboys re-signed running back Darren McFadden to a one-year contract Friday.
McFadden became an unrestricted free agent after spending the last two seasons in Dallas. He led the Cowboys in rushing in 2015 (1,089 yards) but missed the first 13 games of the 2016 season following elbow surgery.
Activated from the Non-Football Injury list on Dec. 13, McFadden appeared in the final three regular-season games and the divisional-round loss to the Green Packers. Playing behind NFL leading rusher Ezekiel Elliott in all but the regular-season finale at Philadelphia, he had 24 carries for 87 yards and three catches for 17 yards over those four games.
Dunbar, who spent the first five years of his career in Dallas, agreed to a one-year deal with the Rams.
In addition to Elliott and McFadden, the Cowboys have veteran running back Alfred Morris signed through the 2017 season.