Rookie running back Joseph Randle was forced to sit out for all of OTAs and mini-camp as he continues to recover from offseason thumb surgery, but Randle says his cast is set to come off later this week and that he’ll be ready to go next month when training camp opens.
"I wish it was tomorrow," Randle said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "...I'm just going to have a little brace on there, but I'm going to be good to go [after getting the cast removed]."
Randle was selected out of Oklahoma State in the fifth round of April’s draft, and is expected to back up starter DeMarco Murray, who has lost significant time due to injury in each of his first two seasons in the league. Sidelined by the thumb, Randle has spent the offseason attempting to master the mental aspects of the Dallas offense.
"It is what it is," Randle said. "All you can do is be your best. All I can do right now is workout and mentally be ready and know the plays and stuff like that. So I've just got to do what I can right now and continue to learn each day."
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