In what’s become an almost weekly ritual, Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones addressed the running back situation this week, saying--as always--that the team is content with what they have on the roster but will keep their eyes open as we move closer to the season.
“Obviously the running back situation is something we want to keep our eyes on, but we’re comfortable,” Jones told the team’s website.
The Cowboys never brought in a clear replacement for the reigning Offensive Player of the Year, DeMarco Murray. Murray left for Philadelphia in free agency this offseason, and the Cowboys responded by signing Darren McFadden, who had one 1,000-plus yard campaign in seven years with the Oakland Raiders.
Aside from McFadden, Dallas will rely heavily on Joseph Randle. Randle was good when he got touches last year, averaging 6.7 yards per carry, but he comes into this year with just 105 career carries. As the Cowboys didn’t draft a running back, as almost everyone assumed they would, it looks like it’ll be the McFadden & Randle show in 2015.
“Just keep grinding--just keep doing more of the same,” Randle said. “We’ve got a great group. We’re all working hard trying to be the best we can be.”