In those four games he has not averaged better than 3.4 yards per carry.
Jackson, having just turned 32-years-old last week, rushed for an extremely serviceable 707 yards and six touchdowns on 190 carries through 15 games with the Atlanta Falcons last season, showing that he can still churn out yards on the ground and contribute on a high level.
With the latest news of McFadden’s hamstring injury out, it seems like coach Jason Garrett might be forced to pick Randle as the starter for this coming season. He’s 32 years old and isn’t the same explosive player he was in his best seasons with the Rams.
Jones refrained from calling his team a Super Bowl contender, but he is very optimistic about the Cowboys chances to win it all in 2015. “It has everything needless to say associated with his skilled around my mind”, said Jones.
The Cowboys never got involved in serious thoughts of acquiring Adrian Peterson.
“It’s my dream to be a featured running back in the NFL and I’m here every day to try and make that dream come true”, said Randle.
The Cowboys did not invest a lot of money in him this year and they do have a healthy Sean Lee returning, as well as Anthony Hitchens and recent pickup Jasper Brinkley, players who are all capable of playing his role on the field.
“We won’t be negotiating with him while he’s not here”, COO Stephen Jones said at Wednesday camp-opening press conference.
One of the biggest reasons for the success in Dallas last season was their ability to run the football. “I’m going to do my best to keep my mind in it. I know I will be working hard to stay ready for it. The toughest thing will be to keep my mind right”. Gregory is seen as a probable starter as the season goes on so if the Cowboys stick to a number for Mincey; that should not be too much of a surprise.
McFadden, 27, was signed to compete with Joseph Randle for the beginning operating again job, vacated when signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. If I am going to play, it has to make sense for me. “McFadden is an experienced back”.