The Dallas Cowboys are finally getting a look at fifth round pick, running back Joseph Randle, who missed OTAs and mini-camp following offseason thumb surgery. Randle has reportedly been working as the No. 4 running back, behind starter DeMarco Murray, Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner, and he admits that he’s only now getting back into the swing of things.
“I’ve got to knock a little rust off,” Randle said this week, per ESPN Dallas.
Rust or not, Randle is just glad to be back on the field after spending the offseason as a spectator--one who couldn’t do much more than study the playbook.
“I hope I get to take a lot of snaps,” Randle said. “Just like any other player, I don’t want to ride the bench. It’s hard for me to just sit on the side watching practice as long as I did when I would rather be out there getting reps myself. If it’s up to me I would never come out of the game.”
Randle will have to work his way up the depth chart, but Dallas is plenty high on the Oklahoma State product. When they drafted him, in fact, the team envisioned Randle being a change of pace from, and a sort of insurance policy for, the injury-prone Murray.
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