DALLAS — Former Dallas Cowboy running back Darren McFadden is hanging up the cleats, after eight and a half years.

McFadden was released from Dallas less than two days ago, and was quoted as recently saying he was 100 percent healthy. However, he posted this tweet Tuesday afternoon.

In his nearly-nine year career, McFadden played for Oakland and Dallas. He had two season in which he surpassed 1,000 yards, his best in 2010 when he got 1,157.

He finishes his career with 5,423 yards, 28 rushing touchdowns and five receiving. He also posted this, shortly after the above tweet.

He probably isn’t too serious, but the 30-year-old back is a native of Arkansas and played with the Razorbacks. The retirement comes as a surprise as some were talking about a potential signing with other NFL teams.

Gerald Tracy is an assistant editor of Texas football for TexasHSFootball, covering prep football in the San Antonio region. Follow him on Twitter, @GTracySports, and read more of his content here.

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