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Cowboys Sign RB McFadden; Once a Razorback Always a Razorback

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Can’t Control Himself.

Just when we thought Stephen Jones, the son of eccentric Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, was in charge of “America’s Team,” father dearest makes an ill-advised personnel decision. Instead of re-signing Pro-Bowl RB Demarco Murray, who was the NFL’s top rusher and Offensive Player of the Year, he let Murray sign as a free-agent with the Philadelphia Eagles. Who did the Cowboys acquire to replace Murray’s production? Oft-injured former Arkansas Razorback and Oakland Raider, Darren McFadden. Owner Jerry Jones is a proud alum of the University of Arkansas. Plus, he was co-captain of the 1964 National Championship football team. Talk about school pride.

In 2007, McFadden ran for 1,830 yards, 16 TD for the University of Arkansas. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ attended Arkansas

Senility Ain’t Attractive

“Run DMC” has never lived up to the hype generated by his college numbers. Plus, he can’t stay on the field. So we have to ask, Jerry, what were you thinking? Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News pointed McFadden has suffered 15 injuries in his first six seasons with the Raiders that caused him to miss 29 games. McFadden has undergone three major surgeries. In 2006 at Arkansas his left foot was injured. In 2008 surgery was performed on his shoulder and in 2009 he underwent knee surgery. McFadden also suffered hamstring, toe, ankle and head injuries.

McFadden should spend more time on the sideline with an injury than toting the rock. Leave to Jerry Jones to screw up his running game in just one year. In January, Jones gave a $10 million endowment to his alma mater. Money can buy a lot of material objects but it can’t buy you intelligence. Good work Jerry.

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