Now the Dallas Cowboys have loaded up their backfield with the addition of running back Alfred Morris, the decision becomes who will be the team's No. 1 back come the start of the 2016 season.
While it is more than likely the Cowboys will go with a running-back-by-committee approach, owner/GM Jerry Jones feels comfortable enough to name a starting running back right away.
According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Jones expects Darren McFadden to get the bulk of the carries to start the season, with Morris expected to help ease the load.
McFadden had quite the season for Dallas last year, rushing for over 1,000 yards and adding three touchdowns in the process. Despite his performance last season, McFadden has had some injury concerns throughout his career. With Morris helping to relieve some of that workload, McFadden should be able to remain durable, while Lance Dunbar will be the third-down, pass-catching option.
Jerry Jones expects Darren McFadden to get bulk of carries w/ Alfred Morris helping ease load.
Jerry Jones expects Darren McFadden to get bulk of carries w/ Alfred Morris helping ease load.— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) March 22, 2016