Do the Cowboys need to say goodbye to this player?


All 32 teams that make up the National Football League try to come up with the most complete roster as possible entering the season, but there is always some unknown factor that may or may not need to be accounted for.

For the Dallas Cowboys, the 2015 NFL season has not worked out the way they envisioned it.

The first few weeks they lost probably the most important players for their team when wide receiver Dez Bryant went down with a broken foot and quarterback Tony Romo injured his clavicle.

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When teams lose arguably their best players due to injury it is difficult to find ways to win games and that is exactly where America’s Team finds themselves.

The hope was that they could rely on the running game and make do with a backup quarterback to win a few games until Bryant returned from his foot injury and Romo was fully healed to make a push for another playoff berth.

Unfortunately, things haven’t gone as planned. The running game has been just okay and the Cowboys talented offensive line has even struggled.

Not all hope is lost though. Last week against the New York Giants we all witnessed the resurgence of the running game and Darren McFadden finally showcased the talents that made him a former first-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders.

McFadden has been announced as the starting running back heading into the match up with the Seattle Seahawks this week and this announcement was not received well for one player in particular.

Upon hearing that McFadden had become the starting running back, Joseph Randle showed his immaturity by abruptly leaving the Cowboys facility. This unfortunately is just another sign that Randle is not ready to earn the trust of the coaching staff and another example of his maturity level.

The Cowboys organization already had concerns about Randle’s maturity, or lack thereof, entering the 2015 season and were willing to take a chance on him anyway.

Well, that decision may come back to haunt them.

It is rumored that Randle could be fined or suspended by the league for violating the NFL’s conduct policy.

This is an ongoing investigation by the league and they are looking into the situation where Randle was arrested for a confrontation with his significant other in Kansas this off-season, where she accused him of wielding a firearm during an argument. The charges were ultimately dropped by the police department but the NFL is still looking into the entire situation.

Of course, this particular situation occurred after Randle was already arrested for shoplifting.

This simply is not the type of player that you want on your team, nonetheless a person you want to rely upon as the starting running back.

In my opinion, it is time to say goodbye to Joseph Randle and let McFadden take over as the starting running back for the rest of the season.

Unfortunately, this is a difficult decision to make because it would put the Cowboys in a bad situation depth wise at running back.

If the Cowboys decided to release Randle then it would be just McFadden, Christine Michael, and recently signed Rod Smith as the only running backs on the roster. That’s not exactly a very imposing trio.

I think I would actually look to signing a free agent running back that the organization knows they can rely upon to help out in the running game.

Steven Jackson, Knowshon Moreno, Pierre Thomas, Montee Ball, and Ben Tate are all veteran free-agent running backs that the Cowboys could take a look at and not one of them has any type of off the field concerns or red flags.

I know none of these names exactly stick out and leave you wanting the Cowboys to go out and sign them right away, but I think they could come in and contribute if and when they are needed.

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My point is that this time to move on from Randle, even though he has shown flashes of being an every down back in the NFL. He simply can’t be relied upon week to week and you always have to worry about that next incident with him. What do you think the Dallas Cowboys should do with Joseph Randle?