Darren McFadden: 'I feel like a rookie all over again'

After seven seasons with the Oakland Raiders, Darren McFadden changed cities for the first time in his NFL career. Apparently, the move to Dallas rejuvenated the running back.

"It's great to be in Dallas," McFadden said Saturday at a football camp at Little Rock Air Force Base, per the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "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.

"I just want to go out there, stay healthy and run the ball the way I know I can run the ball."

After three consecutive lackluster seasons in which McFadden earned fewer than 3.5 yards per carry, the Cowboys hope the running back can return to those younger years when he displayed burst and power through the second level.

McFadden will battle with Joseph Randle for starter reps during training camp. The Cowboys also employ Lance Dunbar, Ryan Williams and Lache Seastrunk in the backfield.

"I'm just going out there and making plays," McFadden said. "Right now, we don't know much. We just know we're competing for a job.

"I'm with a lot of younger backs now. My thing is, I just try to give those guys some of the knowledge I know from being around the league seven, eight years now. Those guys are great athletes and great players. I look forward to being back there beside them."

McFadden added that the injured hamstring that kept him out of some offseason work is "doing great."

Colleagues Gregg Rosenthal and Conor Orr broke down the McFadden-Randle battle earlier this month. You can click here to read the discussion in its entirety. In summation: the argument for McFadden rests on him recapturing his youth behind a bruising Cowboys offensive line.

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