Cowboys running back Joseph Randle did a solid job starting in place of the injured DeMarco Murray against the Eagles on Sunday, putting up 93 total yards--65 rushing and another 28 receiving.
But if owner and general manager Jerry Jones is right, there’s a good chance Murray could return next week against the Lions in Detroit, a development that would send the rookie Randle back to a reserve role.
“I think there’s a good chance--it’s a good chance--I don’t know, but you could see Murray back next week,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Murray’s a dominant back out there. It takes its toll on the defense when he’s out there. I think we’re in great shape at running back. We should have him possibly at a point in time. I don’t know if it will be next week. You could have all three of these guys back at the same time. I mean, have [Lance] Dunbar and Murray back and then have [Joseph] Randle play good.”
For the season, Randle now has 82 yards rushing on 30 carries and one touchdown, which came the week before the trip to Philly, in the win over Washington.
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