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story.lead_photo.caption In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden runs a play during an NFL football organized team activity in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

FRISCO, Texas -- Darren McFadden (Arkansas Razorbacks, Pulaski Oak Grove) has played one snap this season for the Dallas Cowboys. He lost 2 yards on a carry against the Atlanta Falcons two weeks ago.

But McFadden thought he may get more opportunities going forward with Ezekiel Elliott serving a six-game suspension. That, however, is not the case.

In fact, the Cowboys opted to have McFadden inactive for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles and carry just two running backs in Alfred Morris and Rod Smith.

"Surprised the hell out of me," McFadden said. "But that's what they decided, man. That's just what it is right now.

"It's very frustrating, but at the end of the day they make their decisions, and I can't do nothing but roll with them."

McFadden, 30, is set to become a free agent and will contemplate his future after the season.

"When the offseason gets here, I'll sit down and think about it," McFadden said. "Try to get away from the game for a little while and just make a decision from there."

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  • MaxCady
    November 22, 2017 at 12:11 p.m.

    Sounds like turmoil and chaos brewing in Big D.

  • glh05230944
    November 22, 2017 at 12:49 p.m.

    The cowboys have the strongest bench and the dumbest owner-would be coach in the NFL.

  • NoUserName
    November 22, 2017 at 1:24 p.m.

    Guy has had 4 carries in the last year and a half. And his stats over the years, which I think include only 2 full seasons, are average. He isn't all that. I doubt this affects the Cowboys at all, much less causing turmoil.

  • wildblueyonder
    November 22, 2017 at 3:21 p.m.

    Sounds like the deal with TJ Hammonds at Arkansas. They don't use his talent.

  • JakefromLR
    November 23, 2017 at 7:11 a.m.

    Sounds like he can retire in one piece and leave on his own terms. Hammonds is a lightweight. He can run against the cupcakes but too light for the SEC.