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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Filling in for DeMarco Murray (knee), Joseph Randle rushed 11 times for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Redskins.

He added two catches for 15 yards. Randle took over for Murray in the first half and converted on a goal-line carry late in the fourth quarter. He was the clear-cut preferred option over Phillip Tanner with Lance Dunbar (hamstring) sidelined. Randle is currently Murray's direct backup and should be added as a fantasy handcuff.

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Fifth-round RB Joseph Randle did not see a single snap Week 1.

Randle is behind both Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner. It's not a surprise considering he ran a 4.63 at the Combine and struggles in pass protection.