DALLAS (CBS/AP) – A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with Darren McFadden a day after losing NFL rushing champ DeMarco Murray to NFC East rival Philadelphia.
McFadden had seven mostly disappointing seasons in Oakland after the Raiders drafted him fourth overall in 2008. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the Cowboys had yet to announce the deal. Contract terms weren’t immediately available.READ MORE: Oakland City Council Votes to Defund Police, Stripping More Than $17M from Department Budget
Murray signed a five-year deal Thursday with the Eagles worth $42 million, with $21 million guaranteed. Dallas owner Jerry Jones said the salary cap prevented the Cowboys from going that high.READ MORE: 165 Pounds Of Fireworks Seized, Man Arrested In Oakland Crackdown
The 27-year-old McFadden has 4,247 career yards, with career highs of 1,157 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010.MORE NEWS: Menlo Park Fire Chief: Time Is Short in Search for Survivors of Florida Condo Collapse
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