Last week, Dallas Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown mentioned that it seemed like the team was seeing a new, more mature Joseph Randle this offseason.
This is good news, of course. Randle was arrested twice in the last year, and though he will face no charges after being investigated for domestic violence in Kansas, he could still face some discipline from the league under the personal conduct policy. Even getting close to that territory will likely give pause to a team that will look to a stable of running backs headed up by Randle to get past the loss of DeMarco Murray.
So it’s also good news that Cowboys veteran tight end and captain Jason Witten agreed recently with Brown’s take. Like Brown, Witten believes whatever change they’ve seen in Randle comes from the fact that he understands the opportunity he has in front of him.
“He’s had good workouts,” Witten said of Randle, per the Dallas Morning News. “I could tell he’s focused, he’s locked in. I think he sees the opportunity he has in front of him. I think he wants everybody to have that trust in him that he can be the guy.”