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Darren McFadden broke his elbow trying to save his cell phone from falling

Call it the Jason Pierre-Paul effect, but whenever a player is injured at his home over a holiday weekend, the first thing that comes to mind is: what ill-advised decision led to that?

At the Dallas Cowboys' first mandatory minicamp Tuesday, head coach Jason Garrett announced that running back Darren McFadden had surgery earlier that morning after injuring his elbow over Memorial Day weekend.

So what ill-advised decision led to that?


To be fair, cell phones can be slippery as all get out:

McFadden cell phone

We get it. No one wants a broken iPhone. No wants want to have to make a Genius Bar appointment. No one wants to carry around a duct-taped phone until it's time for an upgrade.

But Darren, just let the phone fall next time. If it breaks, buy a new one. You're a millionaire.