November 03, 2015
You may remember former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle from such preseason trash talk as the time he said that former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray left "a lot of meat on the bone" in the run game last year, meaning he didn't gain as many yards as he should have. Via Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram:
Joseph Randle with the quote of the day saying the 1845-yard DeMarco Murray left "a lot of meat on the bone" in the running game last year— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) May 27, 2015
Today, once again according to Hill, the Cowboys decided to release Randle:
**breaking news*** The Joseph Randle saga is over in Dallas. He has been released by the Cowboys per sources— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) November 3, 2015
A week ago, Randle was reportedly dealing with personal issues:
Per a source, the Cowboys are concerned about Randle’s wellness more than football. He left the team’s facility on Wednesday expressing concerns about his girlfriend, per sources. Irving police were called to his house but found nothing wrong.
The bizarre behavior that has alarmed the Cowboys has even included him expressing thoughts of retirement and going into the ministry, per a source.
“We don’t anticipate Joe playing this week because of his injury,” Garrett said. “He has to take care of this personal issue.”
While there's little question DeMarco Murray has been a disappointment through his first seven games in Philly, there's also little question the Cowboys gravely miss his production.
A season ago, through seven games, here were Murray's numbers:
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