Dallas Cowboys Waive Running Back Joseph Randle

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The Dallas Cowboys waived running back Joseph Randle Tuesday, and gave no specific reason as to why.

The move was announced Tuesday afternoon while the third-year player was away from the team dealing with an unspecified personal issue.

Randle, who did not play in Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, was expected to miss his second consecutive game when the team takes the field Sunday against the Eagles due to a strained oblique.

If the injury wasn't enough, Randle had been having a tough time lately. After starting the first six games of the season, he was demoted after his production declined in favor of running back Darren McFadden.

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When Randle learned he wasn't starting, he walked out of the team's practice facility. He returned Thursday morning, but didn’t meet with head coach Jason Garrett and Garrett, in turn, said Randle’s absence Wednesday was excused.

Last week Garrett said Randle was away from the team dealing with personal issues.

If that wasn't enough, Randle is facing NFL discipline related to an off-season incident at a Wichita hotel room where domestic violence and drug use was alleged.

Somewhere in there it's worth remembering the shoplifting charge from 2014 where Randle was quoted as saying he walked out of a Dillard's department store with $123 in cologne and underwear because he didn't have time to stop and pay for the items.

According to RotoWorld, in 2013 Randle signed a four-year $2.39 million contract that included a $188,820 signing bonus. His base salary in 2014 was $495,000. He was set to make $585,000 in 2015, $675,000 in 2016 and was to become a free agent in 2017.

NBC 5's Scott Crisp and Pat Doney contributed to this report.

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