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Former Cowboys running back Darren McFadden announces his retirement

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Waived by the Cowboys on Sunday, Darren McFadden has retired from the National Football League.

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On Sunday morning the Dallas Cowboys waived running back Darren McFadden.

He was active only one game for them this season, and the move was explained as one allowing McFadden to pursue other opportunities in his NFL career.

As of Tuesday, November 28th, his NFL career is over. He has announced his retirement.

McFadden joined the Cowboys in 2015 in the wake of DeMarco Murray’s departure, and after getting the start later in the season he ran his way to fourth in the NFL in rushing yards that season.

It’s hard to find a better soldier over the last two seasons and Darren McFadden welcomed the signing of fellow veteran Alfred Morris and drafting of Ezekiel Elliott. At every turn, every inactive moment, he did what he had to do, which is rare.

All in all McFadden accumulated over 1,100 yards as a Cowboy and ran into the endzone three times. While those aren’t eye-popping stats, what he did in his time here was admirable, and we wish him the best in whatever’s next.