9. How good is running back Joseph Randle?
Usually, you don’t expect much from a player selected in the fifth round of the draft. Especially in his rookie season. But Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle is in a unique situation. For one, he dropped in the draft and was seen as a steal in the fifth round. When you consider the top running backs in the draft didn’t start coming off the board until late in the second round, to get a top ten back like Randle in the fifth was fortunate! Secondly, Dallas’ current starter at running back, DeMarco Murray, has yet to play a full season due to injury. Randle will be key to the Cowboys’ success if Murray again struggles. But due to off-season thumb surgery, we have yet to see young Randle play. Training camp will be his proving ground. With running backs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner also vying for a place in the backfield, the rookie will have a lot to prove starting next week.