FRISCO, Texas – Still on the Non-Football Injury list as he works his way back from an offseason elbow injury, running back Darren McFadden is proud of the Cowboys' 5-1 start and their running game behind rookie starter and league-leading rusher Ezekiel Elliott.
"They've been doing a phenomenal job," said McFadden, the team's leading rusher last year. "Zeke has been doing a great job carrying the ball, protecting ball, going out there and securing the ball. And the O-Line, they're doing what they do."
McFadden was placed on Reserve/NFI at the start of the season, which meant he was required to miss the first six weeks. Head coach Jason Garrett said Monday the team hasn't made a determination yet on his status regarding a return to practice; once he does, though, the team has three weeks to decide whether to activate him to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve.
McFadden said he has a small hitch in his surgically-repaired elbow but doesn't think it will affect him when he does return.
"I'm the type of guy I want to be out there playing and contributing. But the team's doing great right now," he said. "I'm very proud and happy about that. I'm just sitting back and waiting until I get a chance to get back out there."