Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden doesn’t want to miss a minute of the action this summer with the Dallas Cowboys after suffering a broken elbow earlier in the year.

Jason Cole of Bleacher Report noted on Friday that McFadden will be getting his elbow scanned on Monday before training camp opens and that he hopes to be back in time for the preseason.

A guy who always seems to find a way to miss time with injuries, McFadden actually appeared in all 16 games last year for the Cowboys and eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for only the second time in his NFL career (on both counts). He was also a big contributor in the passing game, hauling in 40 catches for 328 yards.

All those positives aside, there is no doubt the former Arkansas Razorback will be challenged to see the field as much this season.

Dallas drafted rookie Ezekiel Elliott No. 4 overall and also brought Alfred Morris on board. Both backs have the potential to see plenty of action and are adept at chewing up yards in between the tackles — something the Cowboys want to do a lot of this upcoming season to keep quarterback Tony Romo healthy.

Needless to say, it’s in McFadden’s best interest to get healthy and stay healthy this summer. On the flip side of the same coin, it’s in Dallas’ best interest to have three healthy running backs to best pound away at defensive fronts this season.