The Dallas Cowboys recently activated Darren McFadden from the non-football injury list after a loss to the Giants, but in order to do so, they had to waive sixth round pick Darius Jackson.
The former Eastern Michigan star was later claimed by the Cleveland Browns..in a move that has to sting for the Cowboys. They weren’t the only team to put in a waiver request for the man who rushed for 47 yards against the Rams in preseason, but was never able to break into a regular season game behind the likes of Ezekiel Elliott.
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The Eagles most recently lost Wendell Smallwood to a season ending injury and are also without Darren Sproles, who remains in concussion protocol. The team activated Byron Marshall from their practice squad instead, but actually put in a waiver claim for the back who rushed for 1,088 yards in his senior year, according to Ian Rapoport.
There’s no doubt that the versatility of Jackson would have helped the Eagles fill the void left by Smallwood and Sproles, as Jackson also demonstrated his ability to catch out of the backfield last season at Eastern Michigan, receiving for 201 yards.
The Eagles backfield is now compromised of Ryan Mathews, Kenjon Barner and Byron Marshall..but it’s interesting to see that the front office are still looking for ways to add consistency to what has become a very inconsistent rushing attack.
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