Cowboys already sick of McFadden

With options waiting on the open market such as Ray Rice, Pierre Thomas and among other solid options, Steven Jackson who has expressed publicly albeit in pleading fashion, his interest in the Cowboys in recent days, Darren McFadden better bring it in training camp or he could be on the outside looking in. Now his two primary challengers aren’t on the field because of injuries.


While Randle has big-play ability, it’s the little things that will convince the Cowboys they should commit to him as the workhorse.

He also said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, that the team wanted to add a back in the draft had the situation presented itself and that he thinks there are backs with “some gas left in their tank” that the Cowboys will get if they feel they need one. But steady production while pounding through the tackles with a heavy workload, a la Murray, is a much different task for Randle, who delivered such bursts as a fresh backup previous year.


While he’s been competing hard to increase his own opportunities in the offense, Dunbar sees the all-around potential in Randle. He’s never been a workhorse back however, and he also carries risk with his behavior off the field. “No soreness or swelling the next day, so definitely a good sign for me”. These issues seem to be flaring up again in Dallas, though McFadden did recently indicate that he could be ready by Saturday. Last season, with Murray carrying the brunt of the load, Romo posted one of his most statistically efficient NFL campaigns – 69.9 completion percentage, 3,705 yards passing, 34 touchdowns, nine interceptions and a 113.2 rating – and the Cowboys managed both a postseason berth and playoff win.

Injuries slowing some Cowboys in race to replace Murray