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Joseph Randle | Running Back

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
College: Oklahoma State
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Joseph Randle (concussion) is questionable for Week 3.
Randle returned to practice Friday, but is still in the concussion protocol. He'll need to get cleared on Saturday to play this week. Even if active, Randle is unlikely to see touches behind DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar. Sep 19 - 8:23 PM

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Joseph Randle (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Randle is in the concussion protocol and seems unlikely to play this week. Lance Dunbar will continue to handle No. 2 duties behind DeMarco Murray.
Sep 17 - 5:05 PM

Joseph Randle exited Sunday's Week 2 win over the Titans with a concussion, and is considered day-to-day.

Randle carried the ball three times for 26 yards before leaving in the third quarter. He doesn't have much of an offensive role with DeMarco Murray playing mostly every down. Randle's role would only grow if Murray gets hurt.
Sep 15 - 6:51 PM

Joseph Randle rushed three times for 26 yards in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Titans.

He briefly spelled DeMarco Murray in both the first and second quarters. The totes were Randle's first of the season. Lance Dunbar is the Cowboys' clear-cut No. 2 back, but Randle would be in for a nice role were Murray to go down with injury.
Sep 14 - 6:17 PM

Joseph Randle has won the Cowboys' No. 3 running back job.

After looking like a non-NFL player as a rookie, Randle made strides this preseason, displaying improved burst and averaging 4.6 YPC on 20 runs. He beat out Ryan Williams. In the event of a DeMarco Murray injury, Randle would share Dallas' backfield with Lance Dunbar. We prefer the more versatile Dunbar as a handcuff to Murray, though Randle would be worth consideration.
Aug 31 - 4:18 PM

RB Joseph Randle was forced from the Cowboys' third preseason game with a strained oblique.

His return is officially questionable, but it would be a surprise if he saw any more action. Randle did not record a stat in the game. Ryan Williams should get an extended look with Randle sidelined.
Aug 23 - 8:19 PM

Jerry Jones said Joe Randle is "really playing outstanding. That's not an exaggeration."

Through two preseason games, Randle has rushed 20 times for 91 yards (4.55 YPC). He's ahead of Ryan Williams in their battle to stick as the third running back behind DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Aug 20 - 9:32 AM

Joseph Randle started Thursday night's preseason opener against the Chargers, rushing 13 times for 50 yards.

DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar both sat out, leaving Randle to show he's well ahead of Ryan Williams for No. 3 RB duties. The Cowboys' supremely talented first-team offensive line repeatedly paved big holes on the first drive, when Randle rushed five times for 29 yards. If the oft-injured Murray were to go down at any point, Randle would be an inside complement to Dunbar.
Aug 7 - 11:56 PM

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 roster bubble.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 17 - 10:09 AM

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 and averaged 3.0 yards per carry.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 24 - 2:24 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:40:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:08:00 AM

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.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Again filling in for DeMarco Murray (knee), Joseph Randle rushed 14 times for just 26 yards in Dallas' Week 8 loss to the Lions, adding three catches for 18 yards.

The Lions entered the game allowing a league-worst 5.1 yards per carry, but made a point of taking away the run, and succeeded. Randle was stopped for two or fewer yards on nine of his 14 carries. It's possible the Cowboys will go with more of a committee in Week 9 if Murray isn't ready to return. Lance Dunbar touched the ball just five times against the Lions.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 05:23:00 PM

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

We saw Randle's 22-touch, 93-yard performance as solid but not spectacular. But Jones is citing it -- along with Lance Dunbar's return -- as a reason he won't rush DeMarco Murray (knee) back. "[Randle] gives us confidence now as we go into Detroit. We want to be real careful with how fast we bring (back) Murray." Jones said. If Murray is inactive, Randle will start Sunday's game against the Lions as a flex option. Dunbar will be his caddy along with Phillip Tanner.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 10:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Brandon Weeden
3Dustin Vaughan
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3Joseph Randle
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Dez Bryant
2Devin Street
WR21Terrance Williams
2Cole Beasley
3Dwayne Harris
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
K1Dan Bailey