Joseph Randle RB DAL 5 Days

Randle had another strong outing Saturday, rushing for 41 yards on seven carries and catching an eight yard pass.

His competition for the third RB spot on the depth chart, Ryan Williams, also had an impressive game, so neither one was able to separate themselves. If the Cowboys aren't able to roster both, this battle could come down to who's more useful on special teams.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 15 Days

Randle gained 50 yards on 13 carries in Thursday's preseason opener against the Chargers.

The Cowboys rested their star players and No. 2 RB Lance Dunbar, allowing Randle to dominate the "first-team" touches. Randle could perhaps face competition for the No. 3 running back role from former second-round draft pick Ryan Williams, who rushed for 29 yards on eight carries, adding five receptions for 31 yards on seven targets. With both DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar subject to durability concerns, the No. 3 running back battle is a bit more important than elsewhere around the league. It's also worth noting that the Cowboys have a strong offensive line, although a weak defense might force the team to abandon the run at times.

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ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer believes Joseph Randle has the "inside track" on the Cowboys' No. 3 tailback job, and "would likely take over the every-down role" if DeMarco Murray missed time.

Six weeks ago, ESPN Dallas had Randle in danger of losing his roster spot. Archer's inference is that No. 2 back Lance Dunbar's role wouldn't change much if Murray got hurt, with Randle assuming lead-back work. It's notable, but we find it tough to believe. Randle struggled as a rookie (3.0 YPC) and didn't profile well into the NFL coming out of college. We think he's still on the bubble.

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ESPN Dallas believes Joseph Randle is in danger of losing his roster spot.

With the addition of Ryan Williams, Randle is no longer a lock to open the season as the No. 3 back. Lance Dunbar is returning in a change-of-pace role, but one of Randle or Williams will be the top early-down backup to DeMarco Murray. Randle made two starts filling in for Murray last year, but averaged just 3.0 yards per carry.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 8 Months

Joseph Randle didn't touch the ball in Dallas' Week 15 loss to the Packers.

The Cowboys went extremely pass heavy in a game they coughed up in stupefying fashion. DeMarco Murray got all 18 of the Cowboys' rushing attempts. Randle is a middling Dynasty-league prospect, but still needs to be owned outside of re-draft formats.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 9 Months

Joseph Randle rushed for 54 yards and one touchdown on nine carries in Monday night's Week 14 loss to the Bears.

Randle handled running back duties on the final drive in the blowout loss and punched it in from one yard away with six seconds left on the clock. Anyone and everyone is running wild on the Bears this season. Randle remains a pure backup and change-of-pace to DeMarco Murray. He's off the re-draft radar.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 10 Months

Joseph Randle rushed for three yards on one carry in Week 9 against Minnesota.

With DeMarco Murray returning to the lineup from his sprained MCL, Randle was relegated to backup duties along with Lance Dunbar. Randle is back on the handcuff radar. If Murray goes down again, Randle will be the starter.

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Jerry Jones said Joseph Randle played "exceptional for us" in the Week 7 win over the Eagles.

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Joseph Randle is taking the first-team RB reps at Wednesday's practice, as expected.

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Bryan Broaddus of expects Joseph Randle to be the team's starting tailback in Week 7.

The Cowboys have five plus running game matchups all stacked in a row. The play the Eagles, Lions, Vikings, Saints, and Giants over their next five games. DeMarco Murray is headed for a Monday MRI on his left knee. "Yeah, DeMarco, that's going to be a tough loss," Tony Romo said after Sunday night's win. The Cowboys are clearly bracing for a multi-game absence from Murray. Randle is going to be the starter, and scatback Lance Dunbar (hamstring) will be the change-of-pace complement whenever he gets healthy.