Cowboys running back Darren McFadden knows all too well about fumbling and this unofficial fumble will cost him. Over Memorial weekend McFadden fractured his right elbow trying to save his phone from falling on to the floor. Cowboys head coach Jason Garret told reporters that McFadden will be out "at least a couple" months and that the team expects him to be ready for the season. Let's face it Darren McFadden is addicted to his cell phone.
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The cell phone addiction is the only way to explain how McFadden's NFL career has drastically declined since college. McFadden was a standout running back at the University of Arkansas and was a Consensus All-American and Heisman Runner Up in both the 2006 and 2007 seasons. It is not a coincidence that the first Apple I-Phone was not introduced until June 29th, 2007, after McFadden had finished his college career and declared for the NFL Draft. Since then, McFadden has been too addicted to his phone to care about his NFL career. Why care about scoring a touchdown when you can beat the latest level of Angry Birds or Candy Crush? The only stat that McFadden cares about is how much data he is using a month on his phone.
I knew McFadden had a fumbling problem but I did not realize it was this bad. Breaking your elbow trying to save your cell phone from falling to the ground? He is currently on a 2 year $3 million contract with the Cowboys so I'm sure he would have no problem replacing the phone if it had broken. Like a true millennial, he is more focused on technology then what is going on around him.