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Joseph Randle | Running Back

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
College: Oklahoma State
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Joseph Randle criticized outgoing Cowboys workhorse back DeMarco Murray on Wednesday, suggesting Murray left too many yards on the field in 2014.
Murray led the NFL in yards after contact and ranked second to only Marshawn Lynch in missed tackles forced, per PFF's grades. Underwear burglar Randle seems to believe he can do a better job. "I got to sit back and watch a lot," Randle said, "and I felt like there was a lot of meat left on the bone." Randle is competing with Darren McFadden and Ryan Williams to replace Murray. May 27 - 8:00 PM

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ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer believes Joseph Randle "will be the starting running back when the season opens."

Archer already went on the record earlier this month with a "bold prediction" that Randle will rush for 1,200 yards. Randle's talent doesn't lend itself to those kinds of stats, but the opportunity is very much there. Darren McFadden projects for his trademark ineffectiveness, Ryan Williams hasn't been the same since his patellar tear and Lance Dunbar is an undersized passing back. Randle, the incumbent who averaged 6.72 YPC on his 51 carries last year, appears to be the favorite to head this committee as we head into the bulk of the offseason program. The Dallas Morning News also stated Tuesday they expect Randle to get "the initial opportunity with the first-team offense."
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 26 - 9:58 AM

ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer predicts Joseph Randle will handle the "bulk" of the carries in the Cowboys' 2015 backfield.

Archer made the "bold prediction" that Randle will rush for 1,200 yards. Archer does acknowledge the Cowboys are committed to a "committee" approach, and "(doesn't) think you will see a guy come close to 300 carries." Archer envisions Randle as "better fit for the scheme" than Darren McFadden, and says Randle "should be the guy." Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar are also in the mix.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 10 - 2:05 PM

Cowboys president Stephen Jones suggested the team will employ a running back by committee approach this season.

The Cowboys currently have four backs without much separation between them: Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams. Jones said the team "may end up being more efficient and more explosive by doing our running back by committee rather than putting so much pressure on one back." The Cowboys figure to run the ball with success thanks to their dominant offensive line, but figuring out who will get the carries is going to take some time. It's completely up in the air right now.
May 7 - 12:08 PM

The Cowboys insist they're "comfortable" at running back.

Dallas' backfield was one of the biggest needs league-wide that wasn't addressed in the draft. "We would have liked to have drafted a running back," owner/GM Jerry Jones conceded. "But at the same token, we didn’t think at any given time that we should pass at the player that was there, even with the running backs (available)." We'd expect the Cowboys to be vigilant on the trade/waiver wire. Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar aren't going to get it done when it comes to replacing DeMarco Murray.
May 3 - 2:30 PM

Cowboys RB Joseph Randle won't face any felony charges following a domestic disturbance at a Wichita, Kan. hotel in February.

Kansas prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to pursue felony charges against Randle, though the 23-year-old could still face misdemeanors. He's not out of the woods yet. Randle allegedly pointed a gun at the mother of his child and another woman before breaking the unidentified woman's car window.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 29 - 1:36 PM

Wichita police released a series of 911 calls related to the Feb. 4 incident allegedly involving Cowboys RB Joseph Randle.

An unnamed caller identified herself as the mother of Randle's child. "He pointed the gun in front of the mother of his child and he pointed it in front of this other female ... we have our child here and he has a lot of weed," the woman said, speaking about herself and a friend. "Joseph Randle just broke a window, he pointed a gun in front of somebody's car and then he busted her window open ... he plays for the Cowboys." A few minutes later, the woman called back and said police were not needed, saying they "talked it out." Police still arrived at the scene and cited Randle for possession of marijuana, a citation that was later dropped. The domestic matter remains under investigation.
Source: NBCDFW.com
Feb 10 - 9:06 AM

Wichita (KS) police have dropped the marijuana charge against Joseph Randle, but are still investigating him on charges of domestic abuse.

The mother of Randle's child has accused him of verbally abusing her, waving a gun, threatening to shoot out her tires, and then punching out a window on her car. So he's not out of the woods. Randle's roster spot on the Cowboys does seem safe for the moment, but could become dicey if there's a conviction. The 23-year-old has been arrested twice in a four-month span.
Source: USA Today
Feb 6 - 3:13 PM

Cowboys RB Joseph Randle was arrested on drug charges in Wichita, Kan. on Wednesday morning.

Details remain unknown, but this is Randle's second arrest in the past four months. As you may recall, Randle was jailed for stealing underwear back in October. This is obviously a much more serious arrest. With DeMarco Murray's Cowboys future uncertain, Randle isn't helping himself by breaking the law.
Feb 4 - 11:40 AM

According to ESPN Dallas, there are people within the Cowboys who believe Joseph Randle can be a 1,400-yard rusher.

Those people are likely sharing a drink with Jerry Jones, who always looks at his players with rose-colored glasses. Randle is a decent back who averaged a whopping 6.73 YPC on his 51 carries in 2014, but he's nowhere near DeMarco Murray's skill level. There are also questions about Randle as a receiver and in pass pro. Still, he's a name to monitor closely (along with Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar) as we wait to see if DeMarco bolts in free agency.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 27 - 12:39 PM

Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official website does not believe the team's 2015 starting running back is on the roster right now.

In other words, Broaddus believes that DeMarco Murray will walk in free agency and Joseph Randle/Lance Dunbar won't be handed the gig. Perhaps that's because of a strong 2015 running back draft class, headed by Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley. Or maybe Jerry Jones will make a play for Texas native Adrian Peterson. Murray's 2015 landing spot is obviously one of the biggest dominoes fantasy owners should be tracking come March.
Jan 13 - 9:42 AM

Joseph Randle rushed twice for 15 yards in the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Packers.

Randle showed more explosiveness this season, finishing 2014 with a whopping 6.73 YPC average. The 23-year-old's quickness has clearly improved from his college days, and Randle has always been a skilled pass catcher. With DeMarco Murray headed to free agency -- and the Cowboys not expected to meet his contract demands -- Randle projects as a potential 2015 breakout player.
Jan 11 - 4:49 PM

Joseph Randle rushed four times for 69 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' Week 17 win over the Redskins.

He added a three-yard reception. With the Redskins packing it in late, Randle burst through the hole for a 65-yard score with 1:40 remaining. He'll continue to operate as DeMarco Murray's breather back during the postseason.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Joseph Randle rushed 12 times for 37 yards Week 16 against the Colts.

With DeMarco Murray limited by a hand injury, Randle saw double-digit carries for the first time this season. Dallas clinched the NFC East with the win over Indianapolis and only has an outside shot at a first-round bye, meaning Randle could see a lot of run Week 17 against Washington.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:16:00 PM

RB Joseph Randle handled the first-team reps during the team portion of Wednesday's practice.

DeMarco Murray (hand) participated in individual drills and even caught some passes two days after surgery, putting him on track to play against the Colts. But if he can't, Randle would handle the majority of base back duties, including goal-line work. That's key as eight of DeMarco's 11 touchdowns this season have come from three yards out or closer. Randle is the preferred handcuff while we await more news on Murray.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Brandon Weeden
3Dustin Vaughan
4Jameill Showers
RB1Joseph Randle
2Darren McFadden
3Lance Dunbar
4Ryan Williams
5Synjyn Days
GLB1Joseph Randle
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Lance Dunbar
2Darren McFadden
FB1Tyler Clutts
2Ray Agnew
WR11Dez Bryant
2Devin Street
3Chris Boyd
4Reggie Dunn
5George Farmer
6Antwan Goodley
WR21Terrance Williams
2Cole Beasley
3A.J. Jenkins
4Deontay Greenberry
5Lucky Whitehead
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
4Ray Hamilton
5Geoff Swaim
K1Dan Bailey