IRVING, Texas (AP) Darren McFadden is coming off the heaviest five-game workload of his injury-marred career and facing a short Thanksgiving week in his first season with the Dallas Cowboys.
The eighth-year running back is also on one of his most productive stretches since Oakland made him the No. 4 pick in 2008. So don't expect him to ease up for the quick turnaround against unbeaten Carolina on Thursday.
"I talked to him on the plane last night and he's chomping at the bit," coach Jason Garrett said a day after the Cowboys (3-7) ended a seven-game losing streak with a 24-14 win at Miami last Sunday. "When you get an opportunity like he's gotten and you're at this point in your career, you do everything you can to embrace it fully and he's done that. The best thing about it is the other guys on our football team are seeing it."