Joseph Randle started the 2015 NFL season as the starting running back for the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones expected to see him take the job and run with it. That didn’t end up happening and Darren McFadden has taken over as the starting lineup. Following losing his starting job, Randle missed practice and was obviously showing his displeasure with the situation.
According to a report from Clarence Hill, the Cowboys decided to release Randle today and move on from the situation.
It is certainly a surprise to see Randle get cut, but it is the right move after the response that he has given them. Randle should have stepped back into the backup role and worked hard to regain the starting job.
McFadden has always had issues with injuries throughout his career and Randle could have found his way back onto the field at any point in the future.
Throughout the 2015 season to this point, Randle had carried the football 76 times for 315 yards and four touchdowns. He hadn’t put up terrible numbers, but they certainly weren’t the kind that the Cowboys were needing. McFadden has come in and given them that type of production and has earned the starting job.
Expect to see the Cowboys continue forward with McFadden as the starter and Christine Michael as the primary backup, although they could look to sign another back in the next week.