Darren McFadden could start for Cowboys if Ezekiel Elliott suspended?

Darren McFadden

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could be sitting out starting in Week 7 if his six-game suspension case is not held up further in court. When asked what the Cowboys might do if Elliott is not in the lineup, team writer Bryan Broaddus speculated Darren McFadden could land the lead role.

Many have thought that backup Alfred Morris would inherit the starting job. Morris has served as Elliott’s backup throughout the first five games of the season. Meanwhile, McFadden has been a healthy scratch. He has yet to touch the ball.

Though, the idea to possibly utilize McFadden as the primary back probably stems from the fact he was the team’s starter in 2015. Throughout 16 games, McFadden put up a total of 1,417 yards and scored three touchdowns. It was not a poor campaign by any means.

In Morris’ two seasons with the Cowboys, he has tallied just 80 touches in a complementary role to Elliott. This situation is surely one that fantasy football owners are keeping an eye on.