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Cowboys sign Joseph Randle

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The Cowboys weren’t shy about their desire to add a running back in the draft to lighten the load on starter DeMarco Murray.

They got that running back in the fifth round when they drafted Joseph Randle with the 151st overall pick and the team announced Monday that he’s agreed to a contract. Randle put up huge numbers in Oklahoma’s State wide-open offense and the Cowboys have already started talking about him as the heavy favorite for the backup role over Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner.

Complicating matters on that front could be a thumb injury that will limit Randle’s activities between now and training camp. The team knew that Randle had surgery and owner Jerry Jones said that they think Randle will benefit from the offseason program even if he can’t take part in everything.

“It’s certainly a restriction on his thumb, but I think candidly there are a lot of things we can do out here in OTAs and get that thumb clubbed up and he’ll get a lot of work in, a lot of valuable repetition,” Jones said, via Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Assuming all that goes according to plan, it’s a good bet that Randle will be the No. 2 in the Cowboys backfield come September.

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8 Responses to “Cowboys sign Joseph Randle”
  1. speedlimit41 says: May 13, 2013 5:44 PM

    Is he any good?

  2. poison66 says: May 13, 2013 6:31 PM

    The guy is a stud, may be the best back in the draft! A STEAL in the 5th round……

  3. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 13, 2013 7:06 PM

    There is no question their plan is to have Randle as the No. 2 back and that doesn’t mean just waiting for Murray to get injured either. He will play a role in the offense right away as long as he is healthy.

  4. bslice says: May 13, 2013 7:24 PM

    Emmitt Smith in training….

  5. zenrooster says: May 13, 2013 7:40 PM

    The 2 most underrated backs in the draft
    Christine Michael (Seahawks) and Kenjon Barner (Panthers)

  6. stats5 says: May 13, 2013 7:51 PM

    He will likely prove to be a very good draft pick, and a steal in the 5th round. Heck, if he makes the 53 man roster for the next 2 years that will be a success for a 5th round pick.

  7. logicailvoicesays says: May 13, 2013 9:38 PM

    The Cowboys can lose to the Redskins twice a year with or without some overrated late round draft pick. #Redskinsareunstoppable.

  8. prijak1 says: May 14, 2013 10:25 AM

    I hope the Cowboys win a Superbowl soon… Since the Cowboys last Ppeared in the big game the other NFC East teams have gone to Superbowl 4 times (Giants 3 & Eagles 1) and the Giants winning 2 times. Lets go Cowboys

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