Raiders-Cowboys: Three stories to follow - Flynn, run game, Defense
Last season Darren McFadden averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per carry and scored just three touchdowns. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
The Raiders have been looking to lock up several players to contract extensions. They got kicker Sebastian Janikowski and long snapper John Condo.
Now they're trying to lure in Darren McFadden and secure his rights, but the running back reportedly isn't biting.
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According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport, the Raiders “checked in” with McFadden’s representatives about an extension, but the rusher hopes this season’s performance improves his market value.
Last season McFadden averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per carry and scored just three touchdowns. McFadden is excited by Greg Olson’s new offense, which is designed to accentuate his strengths. A better year would make him more valuable, especially if he hits the open market.