The Cowboys will have a new starting running back this weekend.
The announcement came from owner Jerry Jones — who else? — during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning. Jones said that Darren McFadden will get his first start since signing with the team as a free agent during the offseason.
Two factors likely played a role in the move. The first is that Joseph Randle suffered an oblique injury against the Giants that could keep him out of the lineup against the Seahawks this weekend. The second is the way that McFadden performed against the Giants, often looking unstoppable. If Randle is indeed out, Christine Michael would likely see a bump in snaps behind McFadden.