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McFadden welcomes new Cowboys runner Alfred Morris to backfield

Darren McFadden welcomes Alfred Morris, who signed with the Dallas Cowboys last week, and hopes the running backs can become “tag-team champions.”

McFadden and tight end Gavin Escobar joined WWE Superstars and WWE Divas in a visit to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital on Wednesday morning. WrestleMania 32 will be held Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

“That would be great, man,” McFadden said. “That’s something we definitely hope we can accomplish on the field – if we were tag-team champs we’d love that.”

In his first season with the Cowboys, McFadden had his second career 1,000-yard season with 1,089 yards. He became the starter in the seventh game after Joseph Randle was injured and eventually released.

The Cowboys signed Morris to a two-year, $3.5 million deal with another $2 million in incentives.

But owner Jerry Jones quickly named McFadden the starter.

“You know for me as a running back, I know the type of league this is, and I know it’s hard just to have one go-to guy,” McFadden said. “You definitely need another back in there. You know, with us signing another back is not something that bothers me at all, I’m a guy who doesn’t mind competition and things.”

McFadden, who turns 29 this summer, has played all 16 games each of the past two seasons after an injury-filled first six seasons in the league. He already has begun working out at Michael Johnson Performance.

“That’s the thing for me, the older I get, one of the things you can’t take as much time off,” McFadden said. “That’s why I started back early, just try to get back to it, and I just want to make sure my body is completely ready and be in the best position I can be in.”

McFadden, who signed a two-year deal worth $5.85 million before last season, said he is more comfortable going into this second season with the Cowboys.

Drew Davison: 817-390-7760, @drewdavison

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