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Garrett, Cowboys Confident in Joseph Randle

Dallas selected running back Joseph Randle in the fifth round of April's draft

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Garrett, Cowboys Confident in Joseph Randle

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Rookie running back Joseph Randle will see a lot more action now that Lance Dunbar is out for the season. And though he hasn’t had a spectacular rookie year thus far, head coach Jason Garrett has plenty of confidence in the fifth round pick out of Oklahoma State.

“He hasn’t played perfect football. But we have a lot of confidence in him,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s a big guy. He runs downhill. He’s got good vision. He’s tough. And he’s done a good job with the football. If he has an opportunity to play, we expect good things from him.”

As of now, Randle has 111 yards on 45 carries and a touchdown. Not impressive, but Garrett believes Randle is better than his stats.

“I know his numbers might not indicate that, but he went in and played football at this level,” Garrett said. “Sometimes, when a rookie goes in there, on his first opportunity to carry the ball for an extended period of time, he seems young, seems like maybe a college guy, and it might be a little bit too big for him. Joseph has never had that way about him.”

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