5 greatest Cowboys one-hit wonder seasons in franchise history

Who are the best one-hit wonders in Dallas Cowboys franchise history?
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2. Darren McFadden, RB (2015-17)

Once upon a time, Darren McFadden was part of the vaunted Arkansas Razorbacks backfield which he shared with the likes of Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis. Felix Jones was, of course, a first-round pick for the Cowboys in the 2008 NFL Draft, just like McFadden was that year for the Raiders.

McFadden was the most highly touted prospect coming out but it was actually Peyton Hillis who made the most headlines early on in his NFL career. Go figure.

McFadden took a couple of years to get going but finally did in his third NFL season when he racked up over 1,600 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns. He spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Raiders but ultimately didn't live up to his top-5 NFL Draft status.

The Cowboys picked McFadden up in the 2015 offseason and he responded with over 1,400 yards from scrimmage. McFadden's 2015 season with the Cowboys was only the second time he had run for over 1,000 yards as an NFL back. Unfortunately, that would be the only great year he'd have in Dallas, despite spending three seasons there.

1. Drew Bledsoe, QB (2005-06)

Drew Bledsoe was a longtime starter for the New England Patriots and former no. 1 overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. He is most well-known at this point in time for being the guy that got his job taken away by Tom Brady.


Bledsoe was a good quarterback, though, and he continued to prove it after Brady took his job with the Patriots, reaching the Pro Bowl as a member of the Buffalo Bills.

In 2005, Bledsoe started all 16 games for the Dallas Cowboys and led them to a 9-7 record. He threw for over 3,600 yards and 23 touchdowns while orchestrating five game-winning drives throughout the season. That is the most he had in any single year of his career. Bledsoe would only play six games the following season, the final six games of his NFL career.

He lost his job to Tony Romo in the 2006 season, and the rest of that story is history.

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