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Joseph Randle | Running Back

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
College: Oklahoma State
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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. Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:40:00 PM

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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.
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

Joseph Randle rushed 19 times for 65 yards and caught three passes for 28 yards in Sunday's 17-3 win at Philadelphia.

Randle's debut as the starting running back for America's Team went as expected. He handled the early-down work without much flash or wiggle, just getting what's blocked and trying not to make mistakes. Phillip Tanner came in on passing downs and played in the red-zone, which resulted in Randle losing out on a 1-yard touchdown plunge in the third quarter. Regardless, any running back that's a candidate for 20 touches needs to be on fantasy rosters. We'll find out the status of DeMarco Murray (knee) and Lance Dunbar (hamstring) later this week.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 04:59:00 PM

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

DeMarco Murray (knee) and Lance Dunbar (hamstring) aren't going to play Sunday. It leaves Randle as the clear-cut workhorse, with only Philip Tanner in a supporting role. We've never been especially high on the fifth-round rookie's talent, but he projects to see plenty of touches in a game oddsmakers project to be among Week 7's highest scoring games (55 total points). Randle is a fine plug-n-play flex option with a hint of upside.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com 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.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 08:41:00 AM

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 could be in line to start in Week 7 against the Eagles.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 12:32:00 AM

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.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 11:56:00 AM

Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official website says fifth-round RB Joseph Randle has "made some nice strides this summer."

Randle was battling undrafted rookie Kendial Lawrence for practice reps early in camp. Broaddus, a former scout, likes what he's seen from Randle in terms of vision and power. He's shown flashes this preseason, but Randle is averaging just 3.7 YPC on 45 totes. He's off the fantasy re-draft league radar. Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner project to be DeMarco Murray's top backups.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Cowboys rookie RB Joseph Randle rushed 16 times for 66 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.

In theory, it was a promising night, but just five of Randle's carries came before the Cowboys went into clock-killing mode. Randle didn't touch the ball before halftime, and was running behind Phillip Tanner, who racked up 12 touches before the break. The only silver lining is that Tanner could manage only 39 yards on his 14 carries. Nevertheless, it appears it will be Tanner who backs up DeMarco Murray while Lance Dunbar (foot) rehabs. Randle has 45 carries for a meager 168 yards (3.7 YPC) this preseason. He's off the fantasy radar.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 11:17:00 PM

Cowboys rookie RB Joseph Randle rushed 13 times for 70 yards in Sunday night's Hall of Fame Game.

The fifth-round pick worked with Phillip Tanner on the twos and then got all of the third-team action. Lance Dunbar appears entrenched as the No. 2 back, and DeMarco Murray was held out. Randle broke off some productive runs when blocking freed him up, but he was facing end-of-roster Dolphins defenders, and guys who'll get cut. He has a ways to go to become fantasy relevant.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 01:10:00 AM

Fifth-round RB Joseph Randle is battling UDFA Kendial Lawrence for reps early in Cowboys camp.

In other words, he's near the bottom of the depth chart. Lance Dunbar has reportedly "zoomed past" Randle, and Phillip Tanner "has been more consistent." Randle is far from a safe bet to open the season as DeMarco Murray's handcuff. "He makes mistakes, like all the young guys do, but he’s learning," said coach Jason Garrett, conceding Randle has "a long way to go."
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 07:08:00 PM

Rookie RB Joseph Randle participated in the first practice of Cowboys training camp Sunday.

The fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma State missed all offseason practices due to thumb surgery, but his recovery progressed on schedule. Lance Dunbar opened camp as Dallas' No. 2 back behind DeMarco Murray, but Randle will compete hard for that role. The Cowboys don't seem as excited about Phillip Tanner.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 02:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Brandon Weeden
3Caleb Hanie
4Kyle Orton
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3Joseph Randle
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Joseph Randle
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Lance Lewis
4Tim Benford
WR21Terrance Williams
2Dwayne Harris
3Jamar Newsome
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Gavin Escobar
K1Dan Bailey