Joseph Randle’s “Been Waiting for this Game for a Long Time”

Joseph Randle is in his third year in the league and his first at the top of the depth chart at running back

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Joseph Randle is all out of comments about meat and bones and how much of the former DeMarco Murray left on the latter when he was in Dallas, but he will admit he’s looking forward to Sunday’s matchup with the Eagles in Philadelphia.

“The excitement only builds. I’ve been waiting for this game for a long time,” Randle told the team’s official website. “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity. I hate to be a little selfish, but I still haven’t had a 100-yard game yet. So it’s a lot of things I have to focus on with my game and helping this team win.”

In Randle’s first game without Murray ahead of him on the depth chart, he went for 65 yards on 16 carries. It wasn’t really reminiscent of Murray’s record-breaking effort in 2014, but then again, neither was Murray’s performance in his first game with the Eagles. He finished with two touchdowns, but just nine yards on eight carries.

But Randle isn’t keeping tabs on his former teammate.

“Right now, I’m just trying to focus on me and perfecting my game, which I’ve been doing every day out there in practice and trying to make sure I’m the best Joe Randle on Sunday that I can be,” Randle said. “That’s my main focus. It’s not really about stats, the stats will come with execution for everybody on our team. We’ve got a void to fill this week, and we’re going to do our best to do that.”

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