There had been a chance the Dallas Cowboys running back would hit the field Saturday, but he remained on the sideline working with trainers while nursing a hamstring injury.
McFadden said earlier this week he was "feeling good," but the team plans to bring him along slowly.
"We want to make sure that he's 110 percent," executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday. "I think that's been a little bit of his problem in the past. He wants to be out here and then comes out here 90 percent and then it doesn't work out well. We want to make sure he's 110 percent. He could very easily be out here right now, but we decided to not do it that way."
Imaginary health percentages aside, it makes sense for the Cowboys to ensure McFadden is healthy rather than risk re-injury, especially with an ailment as fickle as a hamstring.
With McFadden and Dunbar on the sidelines, it's been Joseph Randal's backfield, which gives him a big leg up in the battle for regular season snaps.