Cowboys running back Darren McFadden will miss approximately two months after breaking his elbow, head coach Jason Garrett told reporters Tuesday.
McFadden, 28, was injured in a home accident and had surgery on Tuesday. He is expected back by the end of training camp, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.
Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown said McFadden was injured over Memorial Day weekend when he fell in an attempt to keep from dropping his cell phone, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reported.
McFadden rushed for 1,089 yards and three touchdowns on a career-high 239 carries last season, appearing in all 16 games for the second consecutive season. Prior to 2014, McFadden had missed at least three games in each year of an injury-plagued career.
The Cowboys selected Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott in the first round of the draft. Elliott and McFadden are expected to compete for carries this season.