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Jerry Jones isn’t concerned about Darren McFadden’s injured hamstring

Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden runs rehab drills during camp while working to get his left hamstring healthy.
Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden runs rehab drills during camp while working to get his left hamstring healthy. AP

Owner Jerry Jones expects Darren McFadden to be fully healed for the season opener against the New York Giants.

The running back has spent the first week of training camp on the physically unable to perform list after tweaking his left hamstring while working out the week before leaving for Oxnard. McFadden missed much of the offseason program with an injured right hamstring.

“I am disappointed, but I understand,” Jones said Sunday. “I would rather him be working through that problem now than three or four weeks from now. With that group, we’ve got to keep the Giants in mind.”

McFadden has missed 29 games with 15 different injuries in his career, including several hamstring problems. He missed games in 2010 and 2013 with hamstring injuries.

“That’s natural that it could cause an inordinate concern, because that has plagued him,” Jones said. “But I’m not worried. Because it has happened, I’m thankful it’s happening right now. The plan for these guys is to be out there against the Giants. We know they have to get ready. There’s no trying to circumvent that. But everything I see, he should be ready.”

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760

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