When the season began, Joseph Randle was the starting running back for the Cowboys. But Dallas’ running game never got to where many expected. He saw his role diminish over the past few weeks with the emergence of Darren McFadden.
His dip in on-field production aside, Joseph Randle has been dealing with some off-field issues as well, and is facing a potential suspension. Those two scenarios make releasing him a somewhat easy decision for Dallas.
The Cowboys waived the third-year running back only two days after owner Jerry Jones said the team would show “patience” with Randle as he deals with personal issues.
It ended a bizarre week for Joseph Randle: He strained his oblique in the Oct. 25 game against the Giants, and then lost his starting job to Darren McFadden as he watched from the sideline; he found out he faces discipline from the league under the personal conduct policy for his involvement in a domestic violence incident in Wichita, Kan., last spring; he expressed concerns about his girlfriend, calling police to his house Wednesday afternoon when he bolted from the facility, though they found nothing wrong