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Darren McFadden to start at running back for Dallas Cowboys confirms Jerry Jones

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The Dallas Cowboys have struggled badly so far in the 2015 NFL season.

Everything was going so well for Jason Garrett's side, who won their first two games of the season - against the Giants and Eagles - until both Tony Romo and Dez Bryant got injured.

With those two being out of the team, there was pressure on running back Joseph Randle to take on a big share of the burden on offense, which he didn't do as he only managed to get more than 65 rushing yards on one occasion. And, with Randle suffering from a slight injury, the Cowboys have taken their chance to make a change at the running back position.


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D.Mac The Starter

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning to announce that Darren McFadden will be getting the starting spot this weekend as Dallas takes on the Seattle Seahawks.

McFadden Impressing

McFadden received his first real heavy workload of the season on Sunday against the Giants, as he stepped up following an injury to Randle. He proved his worth to the team with 152 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries while also catching two passes for 10 yards.

Jerry Jones' comments come a day after head coach Garrett said he was impressed with the veteran and planned to increase McFadden's workload.

"I thought he was outstanding," Garrett said Monday, according to the team's official website. "I think anybody who watched the game had to have been impressed by his performance."

"You saw him run inside, you saw him run off tackle and you saw him run outside. He made a lot of big plays in the game...and that's as well as we've run the football all year long and we have to continue to build on that."

The Cowboys need to get a W to their name after four straight losses, and it seems that, at the moment at least, that is with Darren McFadden as their starting running back.

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