iPhone knocks out Cowboys Darren McFadden

iPhone knocks out Cowboys Darren McFadden

iphone knocks out cowboys darren mcfadden 2016 images

Darren McFadden Out a Few Months after Breaking Elbow in Failed Attempt to Catch Falling iPhone

As if things couldn’t get more comical for the Dallas Cowboys, running back Darren McFadden will miss the majority of offseason workouts after breaking his elbow at his house in a failed attempt to catch his falling iPhone to prevent it from breaking.

The former Arkansas prodigy participated in the team’s optional workouts and activities last week, but after the pain in his elbow had worsened he decided to have the medical staff look at it.

McFadden, who started the majority of the 2015 season for the Cowboys, is expected to split carries with Alfred Morris behind Ohio State superstar and No. 4 overall pick Ezekiel Elliott. McFadden finished 2015 with 1,089 yards on 4.6 yards per carry, his best season since 2011.

It is still uncertain whether or not McFadden will be available for the Cowboys Week One matchup with NFC East division rival New York Giants.

“I don’t want to put too much of a timetable on it,” said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. “They said the surgery went well, and the overarching thing was a couple months. So we’ll see how he responds to everything, but we do anticipate him being back at some point in training camp and possibly being able to play in the opener.”

McFadden hasn’t exactly had a clean slate of health over the course of his career. After an impeachable college career, McFadden struggled to stay healthy during his first six years in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders. With several hamstring injuries and a variety of other knee and leg issues, McFadden was only able to play one full season for the Raiders.

2015 was somewhat of a revival year for McFadden. His 1,089 rushing yards was fourth in the league, and his five 100-yard games were the second most in the league. It was also the second time in his seven-year career that he was able to appear in all 16 games.

Now, McFadden will be fighting from behind for carries.

If only he had drank his milk.


Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in Football

tony romo trying fantasy conference again hoping nfl doesn't stop it 2017 images

Tony Romo trying fantasy conference again hoping NFL doesn’t block it

Chris MauriceMarch 27, 2017
roger goodell critical of oakland raiders move 2017 images

Roger Goodell critical of Oakland Raiders move

Chris MauriceMarch 27, 2017
martellus bennett doesn't need video on nfl celebrations he knows how to party 2017 images

Martellus Bennett doesn’t need video on NFL celebrations, he knows how to party

Chris MauriceMarch 26, 2017
roger goodell vows less nfl commercials 2017 images

Roger Goodell vows less NFL commercials

Chris MauriceMarch 23, 2017
donald trump weighs in on colin kaepernicks nfl future

Donald Trump weighs in on Colin Kaepernick’s NFL future

Chris MauriceMarch 22, 2017
marshawn lynch could make nfl return with oakland raiders 2017 images

Marshawn Lynch could make NFL return with Oakland Raiders

Chris MauriceMarch 20, 2017
colin kaepernick future with nfl in limbo 2017 images

Colin Kaepernick future with NFL in limbo

Chris MauriceMarch 19, 2017
demarcus ware retires proving its not always about money 2017 images

DeMarcus Ware retires proving it’s not always about money

Chris MauriceMarch 16, 2017
jordan cameron not a big fan of nfl 2017 images

Jordan Cameron not a big fan of NFL

Chris MauriceMarch 14, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription