Cowboys Beat: Darren McFadden has the edge for RB1 job

Dallas Cowboys - [Full Article]

Cowboys writers Nick Eatman and Bryan Broaddus were asked which camp battle is the most compelling. Both writers think that Darren McFadden ends up with more carries than Joseph Randle.

Nick: I think there are a few good battles, but I don’t know how any of them compare to running back. It’s not only the most wide-open, but the highest-profiled position as well. I think Joseph Randle will get the early nod but something tells me Darren McFadden will end up getting more carries. And the way this team uses Lance Dunbar will be interesting. So to me, it’s running back all the way.

Bryan: Running back. I have put my eggs in the McFadden basket but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see one of the other backs step up and have the type of camp that makes this front office and coaching staff sit up and take notice.

Fantasy Impact: 

We believe that Randle is certainly the better option at this point, but Broaddus and Eatman both think that McFadden still has the better chance to lead the team in carries. Randle's ADP has climbed into the 4th round, so he's a risky pick at that point in the draft given this uncertainty.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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