Many NFL fans remember when the Raiders drafted RB Darren McFadden as the No.4 overall pick in 2008, and had high hopes for his future with Oakland. Unfortunately, the player put up with 7 seasons of injuries and losses. In the time that the player spent with the Raiders, he was only able to start in 63 matches, as he was plagued by injuries. The Raiders ended up losing 75 games in that time, and sportsbook software services believe that this is no coincidence.
McFadden, who was a two-time runner-up for the Heisman trophy, and who is now almost 28, is not with the Raiders for the very first time since he started playing in the league. He joined the Cowboys during the offseason, and is now struggling to turn into the team’s starting RB. If he gets the job, the player would run right behind a top NFL offensive line – one which helped DeMarco Murray record more than 1,800 yards during the 2014 season.
The team’s offensive line, along with the success that they had compared to Oakland’s woes, might be the reason why the RB believes that he travelled back in time, something that makes perfect sense to many fans.
“It’s great to be in Dallas,” said McFadden. “I’m looking forward to getting on the field with those guys and doing great things this year … Definitely exciting. I tell everybody I feel like a rookie all over again.”
McFadden might or might not be the Cowboys’ starting RB, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t carry the ball from time to time, as Dallas will do their best to prove themselves once more on the field, just like they did last season. And many experts believe that McFadden could do better playing as a backup, as his health wasn’t exactly a hundred percent since he joined the NFL, but the team’s fans are very hopeful that things will be different this time around.
Nevertheless, this would be the very first time that McFadden will be part of an NFL team that is able to surpass the .500 mark, and sportsbook software services know very well how important this to be for the player and his fans. This should also be something that will make the RB feel like a rookie again as the new season approaches, and hopefully this time he’ll be in a much better condition.